Curriculum Design Approach

(This is the approach that stands behind Shane Doyle’s curricular unit, “Traditional Native Games Along the Lewis and Clark Trail.”)

The Honoring Tribal Legacies curriculum follows a place-based multiliteracies design approach. This type of framework incorporates learning about “place” using physical and cognitive activities that focus on our visual, auditory, tactile, spatial, smell/taste, movement/gestural, linguistic, and spiritual abilities.  Learning episodes provide a variety of learning experiences including community discussions, journal writing, creative arts pieces, presentations, video and audio files, and other activities designed to engage students on a more than perfunctory level.