Foundations Curriculum Development program creates three kinds
- Core Curriculum
(Matches National Content Standards)
- Tribe Specific
Curriculum (Provided by a local tribe to their distant Cradleboard
Curriculum (Non-core units and materials; and free supplements)
is delivered in whichever way is most appropriate. Some curriculum
is interactive and delivered online. Some is delivered via interactive
multimedia CD-ROM. Some units are printable pdf files, and some
curriculum involves personal interaction. Certain curriculum is
available only to Cradleboard Teaching Project subscribers. Other
materials are available to everyone. To inquire, email email@example.com
In the US,
the term "core curriculum" refers to subjects considered
to be essential to continuous education. Most schools used to
place Native American subject matter in the category of "hobby
stuff", because materials did not address standards for core
curriculum. Nihewan Foundation core curriculum matches National
Content Standards in five core subjects: Science, History, Geography,
Music, and Social Studies, each of which is presented through
Native American eyes". Each unit is created at three
grade levels: elementary, middle and high school.
Nihewan's Native American Core Curriculum has formerly been available
only to participating Cradleboard classes in the U.S.A.. During
2001-2002 we are expanding to serve more people.
By popular demand, several of our core curriculum units are being
made available to everyone. The first is Social Studies, which
is delivered online. The second is the highly acclaimed interactive
multimedia CD-ROM, SCIENCE:
Through Native American Eyes. which is already available.
Online Core Curriculum:
to residing on a CD-ROM , our Social Studies units are delivered
as online interactive curricula. Elementary students learn that
Native American people have had governments for thousands of years,
and they study three specific forms of Native American government.
Middle school students are mandated by National Content Standards
to learn about stereotyping. High school classes study government
and contemporary Native American issues.
Students receive their Lessons, do their Quizzes, and share their
opinions online. They instantly see their test results, can view
how their scores compare with those of other students, and the
immediate feedback reinforces learning. The teacher receives an
automatic email of each child's responses.
Things Better is a supplement to the
Social Studies unit. Recognizing Racial Stereotyping, Boarding
School Blues, Mascots, Guilt & Bitterness. Delivered online
as a pdf file. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
the Little Extras section of the Cradleboard
website Curriculum area.
- A Good Traveler
What Color Is Corn?
Baskets and Pots: So What?
Native American Inventions for Survival
Bury a Fish - Not Superstitious: Practical
Quinine: Cure for Malaria
please credit as follows: Cradleboard Teaching Project www.cradleboard.org
Native American Online
website is everybody's doorway to Native peoples of the Americas
on the web, free and at your own schedule convenience to supplement
other Nihewan (or your own) curriculum work.. You can visit hundreds
of tribal website, organizations, magazines, entertainers, tribal
colleges and lots more by clicking on Native American Resources.
: Through Native American Eyes is the
ground breaking interactive multimedia science curriculum, available
to everybody on CD-ROM. Order online at:
Through Native American Eyes works with both Macintosh and
Windows and answers a need of home school teachers, education
departments, grad students, universities, and interested people
outside of classroom teaching who just want to know more about
Native American everything.
multimedia CD-ROM is something truly unique in education. Acclaimed
by teachers and home schools, it is mandated by university teacher
education departments. This program teaches science by way of
videos, music, experiments, animations, an image library of rare
photos, self-grading interactive quizzes. It reaches children
not just through reading but also through multiple learning paths
(something like oral traditions).
multicultural treasure is a must for any classroom.
Schools, October 2000
Reviewer: John Drag, Jr., Assistant Principal
Eagle Ridge Science and Technology Magnet School, FL
Training workshops during 2001-2002, our Canadian teams will modify
existing core curriculum units to reflect appropriate local as
well as Canada-wide content. For further information, email email@example.com
CROSS CULTURAL PARTNERING:
Foundation is the parent of the Cradleboard Teaching Project,
which helps students to build cross cultural friendships through
personal interaction as they build a knowledge base in core curriculum
and Native American studies. The program is for subscribing Native
American and mainstream classes of children in established school
systems, grades 3-12. Cradleboard connects each non-Indian class
with a class in a Native American community and the two classes
In addition to core curriculum, subscribers also access Tribe
Specific cultural units written by Native American participants.
The year long interaction includes a clearly focused partnering
curriculum with time sensitive self identity activities, exchanges,
and sometimes face to face visits between partners.
The Cradleboard Teaching Project website (www.cradleboard.org
) has further information.
See also Programs at the Nihewan Foundation website for a quick