Term

Summer 2017

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MAED: NSEE

Facilitator(s)

Maggie Struck

Content Expert

Patty Born Selly, Bryan Wood

Abstract

Anishinaabe youth have historically experienced difficulty adjusting to mainstream education. Their graduation rates are the lowest in the country (Camera, 2015). By developing curriculum that is culturally relevant and rebuilds connections to the land educators can work towards closing the education gap. The curriculum in this capstone project uses the Lake Superior Watershed, environmental education practices, and American Indian Learner Outcomes to meet state standards. By using culturally relevant materials to connect to Anishinaabe youth it is expected that they will feel invested in the curriculum. They will build stronger community ties which in turn results in stewardship. The curriculum is organized as a kit which includes lesson plans, lesson materials, and supplemental literature. The kit provides four units, one for each season of the year, with four lessons in each unit. The lessons developed within are recommended for early education, grades 1-3.

Project Type

Curriculum

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Education Commons

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