Circle of Stories Lesson Plans: Grades 8-12
|Lesson 1: It’s All Part of the Story
||Storytelling reflects the rich cultural and religious heritage of the generations before us, and it leads us to understand how our past has influenced our present. Use this plan to help students learn to share their story while learning to appreciate stories from others.
|Lesson 2: Our Small World
||Invite students to explore indigenous and Native culture, and promote appreciation for the contributions from these cultures. Use this plan to teach your students about cultural conservation and to bring more understanding about the issues that tribes face today.
|Lesson 3: Record and Preserve Your Family Stories
||Language Arts/Technology/Life Science
||In this activity, students will learn the basics for and importance of recording their own family history. Students will learn about the right questions that will provide insight to their family stories, and will research, collect and share stories that will bring them closer to their heritage while possibly spawning a lifelong interest in genealogy.
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