Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Telling Our Story: A Living History of the Myaamia

Telling Our Story: A Living History of the Myaamia

Video Courtesy of the Myaamia Center Youtube Channel.

"Telling our Story: The Living History of the Myaamia provides teachers and home schooling families with a curriculum for teaching Myaamia (Miami Tribe) history to grades 3-12. The curriculum includes primary sources, images, videos, and lesson plans, which are all linked to the relevant content standards for Ohio, Indiana, and Oklahoma."

Each Chapter Consists of the Following:

  • An Introduction
  • Readings
  • Primary Sources and Artifacts
  • Two Activities
  • Additional Resources
  • A Conclusion

Chapter 1: Walking Myaamionki (Emergence-1600)

  • Recommended Grade Levels
    • 3rd-4th
  • Essential Questions
    • Where did the Myaamia come from?
    • Where did they live and what did they call their home?
    • How did they express their culture and history?
  • Readings
    • Emergence Story, Where the Myaamia First Came From
    • Fox Story
    • Crawfish and Raccoon Story
    • Story of Rabbit and Bear
  • Activities 1: Settling Myaamionki
    • Writing Your Own Emergence Story
    • Mapping Myaamionki
    • Myaamia Flash Card Game
  • Activities 2: The Cycle of Seasons
    • Story Telling
    • Myaamia Games
  • Additional Resources

Chapter 2: Newcomers, Disruption, and Change (1600-1701)

  • Recommended Grade Levels
    • 3rd-4th
  • Essential Questions
    • How do people in different cultures cooperate, collaborate, or experience conflict?
    • How does trade influence cultures?
    • What are some good research strategies?
  • Readings
    • The Myaamia First Encounter with the French
    • History of Trade and the Beaver Wars
  • Activities 3: The Fur Trade Wars 1640-1700
    • Push and Pull Factors
    • Illustrating Interaction
    • Trade and Interaction, Conflict and Collaboration
  • Activities 4: The Great Peace of Montreal 1701
    • Negotiating Peace
    • Fact Finders
  • Additional Resources

Chapter 3: Increased Trade and War (1701-1795)

  • Recommended Grade Levels
    • 3rd-4th
  • Essential Questions
    • How did the Myaamia interact with other cultures and the environment?
    • How did the Myaamia build their communities?
    • How do we support sustainable living in our communities?
  • Readings
    • Aanikopia and the Flag
    • How Did the Myaamia Design Their Villages?
    • The Burning of Pinkwaawilenioki
  • Activities 5: The Rise of Kiihkayonki
    • Design a 1700s Myaamia Village
    • Village Leadership
    • Portage and Trade
  • Activities 6: The Rise and Fall of Pinkwaawilenioki
    • Sustainability
    • Rise and Fall of Pinkwaawilenioki
  • Additional Resources

Chapter 4: Treaties, Land Loss, and Economic Change 

  • Recommended Grade Levels
    • 3rd-8th
  • Essential Questions
    • What is chronological thinking?
    • What is a treaty?
    • How did treaties affect American Indian life?
  • Readings
    • The Story of Šiipaakana
  • Activities 7: The Treaty of Greenville 1795
    • Let's Make a Treaty
    • Little Turtle and Thomas Jefferson
    • Greenville Treaty Math
  • Activities 8: Myaamia Art- Ribbonwork (1795-1840)
    • Ribbonwork
    • Miami Dress Chronology
  • Additional Resources

Chapter 5: Forced Removals and Economic Decline

  • Recommended Grade Levels
    • 8th- High School
  • Essential Questions
    • How does removal affect a culture?
    • How do different cultures value and respect land rights?
    • How do different groups of people define homeland?
  • Readings
    • Myaamia Removal
  • Activities 9: Myaamia Removal (1846)
    • Removal Timeline
    • Removal Letters
    • Paraphrase
  • Activities 10: Kansas and the Second Removal to Oklahoma (1846-1873)
    • Squatters
    • Dawes Act
  • Additional Resources

Chapter 6: Government, Education, and Reform (1939-1990)

  • Recommended Grade Levels
    • High School
  • Essential Questions
    • How can citizens affect government policy?
    • How has the American government's attitude toward American Indians changed over time?
    • How does a Constitution function as a government document?
  • Readings
    • Powwow and Stomp Dance
    • Marshall Trilogy
    • Wiihsakacaakwa and the Blind Men
  • Activities 11: Myaamia Sovereignty Renewed
    • Miami Constitution
    • Marshall Trilogy
    • Laws and Legislation Research Project
  • Activities 12: A New Sense of Self-Determination
    • Powwow and Stomp Dance
    • Education
  • Additional Resources

Chapter 7: The Myaamia Today (1990-Today)

  • Recommended Grade Levels
    • High School
  • Essential Questions
    • How has the Myaamia culture changed over time?
    • Why are kinship and family relationships important to communities?
    • What is the value of the EEwansaapita Summer Youth Experience and other programs like it?
  • Readings
    • Tribal Enrollment Process
    • How Poohkinkwia Got His Name
  • Activities 13: EEwansaapita Youth Education
    • Miami Foodways Today
    • Miami Family and the Elderly
    • Language Theatre
  • Activities 14: Myaamia Sovereignty Today
    • Kinship and Tribal Membership
    • Current Nation Events
    • Myaamia Sovereignty and the Constitution
  • Additional Resources

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