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Cross-Curricular Connections for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Posted by EiE Team on Monday, October 11, 2021

This Indigenous Peoples' Day, build cross-curricular connections as you celebrate cultural heritage with a few of our top picks for exploring language, environmental science, agricultural engineering and more!

Alaska Native Heritage Center — Watch the cultural center’s videos covering Alaskan Indigenous history, language and storytelling, including demonstrations of Native games and how to craft the traditional cutting tool known as a Uluaq

American Indian Science and Engineering Society — A professional group which provides resources, scholarships, mentorship, and more. Their science fair guide and design challenges provide excellent STEM connections. 

Google's Celebrating Indigenous Languages Project — Meet Indigenous speakers and learn how they’re keeping their language alive. With thousands of Indigenous languages to learn about, your students can explore an interactive map, listen to greetings and watch videos recorded by Indigenous language speakers. 

National Museum of the American Indian Native — With the Knowledge 360 Education Initiative, find cross-curricular approaches to teaching Indigenous history. Lessons such as “How Can a Road System be an Example of Innovation?” “American Indian Responses to Environmental Challenges” and “Why Do the Foods We Eat Matter?” incorporate standards-aligned resources that go far beyond the traditional classroom view of Native peoples in the Americas. 

Native American Science Curriculum — The program, developed by a group of professors, provides lessons on environmental justice, indigenous research methods, and more.

Written by EiE Team

Topics: Engineering for All, Engineering Everywhere, Virtual Learning, Indigenous Peoples' Day

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