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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM  8:00 AM -  4:00 PM Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum Basic Workshop

(All Day) First day of classes

Friday, April 10, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum Basic Workshop

Manspeaker Instructional Building 2000, Room 2255


Since Time Immemorial: 
Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum Basic Workshop



Since its initial online release nearly five years ago, the Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum has been revised, refined and become a model for curriculum nationwide.  The first state endorsed curriculum to be aligned with Common Core Standards, the Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum is easy to implement because all lesson plans and materials are available on the website and it is completely free.  The integration of tribal history and sovereignty into social studies lessons has never been easier.


OSPI’s web-based Tribal sovereignty curriculum ( is:

v  Linked to locally-based tribal information

v  Accurate and reliable so you can feel confident about what you are teaching

v  Endorsed by OSPI and Washington’s federally recognized Tribes

v  Easy to access so you don’t have to wait for materials—they are just a click away

v  Easy to integrate within your existing units so you don’t have to feel like you have to throw out your own lessons to “make room” for these materials

v  Aligned to the state’s Social Studies standards, classroom-based assessments, and the Common Core Standards in English and language arts

v  Free


RCW 28A.320.170 officially encourages the inclusion of Tribal history in all common schools.  RCW 28A.345.070 encourages school boards to identify and adopt curriculum that includes tribal experiences and perspectives so Indian students are more engaged and learn more successfully, and so that all students learn about the history, culture, government, and experiences of their Indian peers and neighbors.  RCW 28A.230-090 mandates that any course in Washington State history and government shall consider including information on the culture, history and government of the American Indian peoples who were the first inhabitants of the state. 


The Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum is an on-line curriculum has a menu of Tribal sovereignty information, short lessons, and entire units for U.S. History, Washington State History, and Contemporary World Problems units that OSPI recommends.  YOU get to choose how much you wish to include in your units.

There is no fee to attend our trainings and free clock hours and lunch are provided.  Each session will begin at 8:00 a.m. and go no later than 4 p.m.  Registration is required using the attached form which helps us plan for room set up, our lunch count, and handout materials.


Wireless internet access will be available at each site and you are requested to bring:


(1) a laptop with wireless internet capability


(2) headphones which are helpful when viewing videos for lesson planning


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joan Banker, Office of Native Education, at 360/725-6160 or

Contact: Lorena Maurer
Monday, April 13, 2015
(All Day)
First day of classes
Contact: Rich Wenke
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