Departments

American Indian Studies: STI

Since Time Immemorial Learning Resources

NEW Yearlong Washington State History Scope and Sequence 

Now there are two semesters of 7th grade Washington State History! Each semester emphasizes tribal history and sovereignty. Check it out!  SPS Washington State History Scope and Sequence

Elementary (PK-5) Scope and Sequence
(SPS Teacher access all lesson materials on the SPS Schoology American Indian Studies Course Page.)

Grades K-1 Native Education: Literacy 

Grade 3 Native Education: Washington State Tribal History, Since Time Immemorial

Grades 45 Native Education: Washington State Tribal History, Since Time Immemorial –  SPS TV Tribal History Lessons Playlist videos (reading and writing activities)

Grades Pre-K–12: Native Storytelling & Lessons –   PBS Learning Media (videos & discussion guides)
Vision Maker Media, a Native film production company, and PBS Learning Media partnered to bring us storytelling and lessons about Native Nations across North America, including perennial border issues in Indian Country.

Grades Pre-K8 Enrichment Videos: Math, Literacy, History, Science, Physical Education, Arts & Music, Social Emotional Learning – SPS TV   

High School Scope and Sequence

NEW Washington State History Scope and Sequence

(SPS Teacher access all lesson materials on the SPS Schoology American Indian Studies Course Page.)

Grades 6–8: Washington State Tribal History, Since Time Immemorial –  SPS TV Tribal History Lessons Playlist

Grades Pre-K–12: Native Storytelling & Lessons –  PBS Learning Media (videos & discussion guides)
Vision Maker Media, a Native film production company, and PBS Learning Media partnered to bring us storytelling and lessons about Native Nations across North America, including perennial border issues in Indian Country.

Grades Pre-K–8: Math, Literacy, History, Science, Physical Education, Arts & Music, Social Emotional Learning –  SPS TV Videos  

High School Scope and Sequence

(SPS Teacher access all lesson materials on the SPS Schoology American Indian Studies Course Page.)

Grades Pre-K12: Native Storytelling & Lessons –  PBS Learning Media   (videos & discussion guides)
Vision Maker Media, a Native film production company, and PBS Learning Media partnered to bring us storytelling and lessons about Native Nations across North America, including perennial border issues in Indian Country.

Grades 9-12: Independent Online Learning

Visit Seattle Public School’s  American Indian Resource Library webpage for a variety of online resource collections:

  • Book Lists, Read-Aloud Videos, eBooks & Activities
  • Cultural Appropriation
  • Authors & Storytellers
  • Oral Histories
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Websites, Videos & Articles about Contemporary Native Americans & Topics

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Washington State Curricula: Tribal History & Culture

RCW 28A.320.170

From the  Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 28A.320.170, 2015, Washington State Legislature:

Upon social studies curriculum adoption, a school district shall incorporate curriculaabout nearest tribes’ histories, cultures, and governments. School districts meet the requirements by using the state-developed curriculum Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State AND incorporating elements that are regionally specific. 

Modifications & Required State Collaboration

School districts shall collaborate with OSPI on curricular areas regarding tribal government and history that are statewide in nature, such as the concept of tribal sovereignty and the history of federal policy towards federally recognized Indian tribes.

Why American Indian Studies?

We use the name American Indian Studies because:

  • American Indian is the legal term for the federally recognized tribes that reside within the U.S.
  • Unlike other American ethnic groups, federally recognized tribes and nations deal with U.S. state, and local governments on a “government-to-government” basis.

Our Partner Tribes

Meet our partner tribes under the Treaty of Point Elliott: The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and The Suquamish Tribe.

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Contact Us

Gail T. Morris ~ Nuu-chah-nulth
Native American Education Program Manager
206-252-0948
gtmorris@seattleschools.org

Shana Brown  ~ Yakama, Muckleshoot  
Native American Education Curriculum Specialist srbrown@seattleschools.org

SPS Native American Education

Resources 

Social Studies Curriculum – Washington State Tribal History:

Native American Online Resources:

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