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Teachers: Please read the reviews of My Heart Is On the Ground: The Diary of Nannie Little Rose, A Sioux Girl, and The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow: The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo Girl. New Mexico, 1864, from the Dear America series, Scholastic Books.

Download Kickapoo diva Arigon Starr's song My Heart Is On the Ground, written in resonse to the book of that title.

Authenticity & Sensitivity: Goals for writing and reviewing books with Native American themes
      by Debbie Reese

Fakelore, Multiculturalism, and the Ethics of Children's Literature by Eliot A. Singer

Articles by Dr. Cornel Pewewardy on the treatment of Americans Indians in the schools

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Resources for Teachers

A Critical Bibliography on North American Indians, for K-12   from the Smithsonian
Abalone: Education 
Aboriginal Education Centre  at the Coast Mountain School District
Aboriginal Education Team 
A resource package for First Nations teachers and students
Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education Strategy  , BC Ministry of Education
Aboriginal Programs, Ministry of Advanced Education 
Alaska Native knowledge Network 
Alaska Native Studies Curriculum and Teacher Development 
American Indian & Alaska Native Education Research 
American Indian Education  from Jon Reyner
American Indian Learning Styles Survey: An Assessment of Teachers Knowledge 
by Karen Swisher originally published and provided by
The Bilingual Education Teacher Preparation Program at Boise State University.
American Indian Library Association 
American Indian Scouting Association 
American Indians and the Natural World from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History
American Indians in Children's Literature  from the Wikipedia
American Montessori Consulting 
American Truths 
Ancestral Lands 
Are You Teaching the Real Story of the "First Thanksgiving"? 
California's Native People 
Canku Ota (Many Paths)   An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America
Center for Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity (CAREE)  [Missing 12/9/12]
Center for Diné Teacher Education 
Center for Multilingual, Multicultural Research  at USC
CERES (Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy Sytem) S'COOL Project 
Student's Cloud Observations Online. NASA wants your student's cloud observations!
Cradleboard Project 
Critical Literacy in Practice 
Cultural Readings: Colonization and Print in the Americas 
Culturally Responsive Curriculum for Secondary Schools 
from Northwest Indian Applied Research Institute, Evergreen State College
Educational podcasting for teaching and learning 
ERIC/AE search for 'American Indian and Alaska Native Education Resources' 
First Americans for Grade Schoolers 
Activities, information and links on 5 Native American tribes
First Nations Curriculum Project , School District #67
(Okanagan Skaha), British Columbia
From Site to Story , The Upper Misssissippi's Buried Past
GoodMinds.com , Educational Resources for Native American Studies,
First Nations Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Aboriginal Studies
Gran Quivira: A Blending of Cultures in a Pueblo Indian Village  
Lesson plan from the National Park Service
Great Peace CD Rom 
Guide to Native American Studies Programs in the United States and Canada 
Hawaiian Studies on the Web 
History Matters  a U.S. history survey course on the Web
In Our Mother's Voice 
Independent American Indian Review 
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Publications 
Indian Land Tenure Foundation 
Indian Teacher and Educational Personnel Program 
International Study Group on Ethnomathematics 
Journal of American Indian Education 
Kids from Kanata 
Learner.org  including video on demand of workshops
MadSci Network , ask your science question.
Mi'kmaq Services 
MIGIZI Communications , educating elementary, secondary and adult students
Multicultural Book Reviews 
Multicultural curriculum material for Preschools  with a special focus on Native American tribes
Native American Curriculum Materials  from the Heard Museum
Native American Fine Art Movement Resource Guide 
Native American Geometry 
Native American Indian -- Culture, Education, Art, Science, History: Native Sources 
Native American Insights , posters of images and inspirations of honor
Native-Controlled K-12 Education (after 1972): A Literature Guide 
New books on Native Peoples  acquired by the University of Pittsburgh's Hillman Library.
A month-by month listing from Lisa Mitten
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory 
Online Indian Education Resources
Not "Indians," Many Tribes: Native American Diversity  from EdSitement
Ontario Native Literacy Coalition 
Oyate  working to see that our lives and histories are portrayed honestly [Can't connect 12/9/12]
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning 
Raven Publishing , Northwest Coast Art Curricula
Resources for teachers on American Indian education 
Resources for teaching math and science to American Indian students 
Rethinking Columbus , from the Rethinking Schools website.
Rethinking Schools: Equity in public education 
Standardized Testing of Native American Children 
Substance Abuse and DWI Posters  from Two Eagle Photography
Teach Respect - Not Racism , Mascots & Logos,
The Wisconsin Indian Education Association
Teaching and Learning with Native Americans 
Teaching Virtues, Building Character across the Curriculum , by Don Trent Jacobs and Jessica Jacobs-Spencers
Teaching Young Children about Native Americans , Debbie Reese (PDF)
The NWT Department of Education, Culture and Employment  giving you the following curricula:
Dene Kede Curriculum developed by Dene educators
Inuuqatigiit, an Inuit curriculum.
The Virtual Classroom  at the Arctic Circle
Understanding the Ancient Americas: Foundation, Flourishing, and Survival 
from the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
United States History Maps  from The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection,
Maps showing the Early Indian Tribes, Culture Areas, and Linguistic Stocks and Exploration and Settlement in different Time Periods.
Voices and Dreams , a curriculum for Native American literatures and cultures.
deriving from a seminar held at Saddleback College, Summer 1997. [Missing 3/14]
WestEd , See their publications, especially
Language, Culture & Equity Publications and
The Directory of Indigenous Education Resources in the WestEd Region
Subscribe to National Geographic Magazine
Subscribe to National Geographic Kids
Subscribe to Ranger Rick Magazine
Subscribe to Smithsonian Magazine
Subscribe to Sports Illustrated for Kids Magazine
Purchase Joseph Bruchac's Native American books for children from Amazon.com.
Over 1500 products from Teacher Created Materials

Course Materials online

American Indian Social Studies Curricula  from Marquette University
An Introduction to California's Native People , Cabrillo College
Colorado Ute Legacy 
History of Native Americans in the United States , Ross Frank, UC San Diego
Language and Culture , ANTH L200, Fall, 1996, Indiana University
Learning Aids for North American Indian Language 
Links to Course Syllabi  from the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures
Michael Wilson's Course Syllabi 
Native American Autobiography  from David Carlson, Cal State San Bernardino
Native American Folklore , FOLK F352-01, FOLK F640-01, Spring, 1997, Indiana University
Native American Literature , ENG L364/B675, Fall, 1996, Indiana University
Native Peoples of North America , Cabrillo College
Syllabus for American Indian Ritual and Performance , Jerome Rothenberg
Time Travelers:  Teaching American History in the Northwest: Year One 
Time Travelers:  Teaching American History in the Northwest: Year Two 

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