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Tribal History/Shared History (TH/SH)

In 2017, the Oregon Legislature enacted Senate Bill (SB) 13, now known as Tribal History/Shared History. This law directs the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to create K-12 Native American Curriculum for

inclusion in Oregon public schools and provide professional development to educators. The law also directs the ODE to provide funds to each of the nine federally recognized tribes in Oregon to create individual place-based curriculum.

For years the state has been missing a critical opportunity to fully leverage the strengths, assets, and contributions our Native American students bring to their communities. The lack of accurate and complete curricula may contribute to the persistent achievement and opportunity gaps between Native American and other students.

In 2014, the ODE’s State Board adopted the Native American/Alaska Native Education State Plan. Objective 7 of the plan states, “Every school district in Oregon implements (K-12) historically accurate, culturally embedded, place-based, contemporary, and developmentally appropriate Native American/Alaska Native curriculum….”.

Native Americans lived in this state since time immemorial, long before it became Oregon. How can we teach youth about Oregon history without including the voice of Oregon’s Native American peoples – both past and present? This general lack of knowledge about Native American people extends to curricula - thus the need for Tribal History/Shared History. Currently, ODE includes required teaching about Native Americans in ODE’s Social Studies State Standards. Tribal History/Shared History will create opportunities to expand those requirements across multiple content areas.

ODE Lesson Plans

The SB 13 Tribal History/Shared History lesson plans will be updated as necessary revisions are completed. Please continue to check the website to ensure you have the most updated lesson plan(s) available. Lesson Plans are available below, Thank you.

Past Events



Implementation of Tribal History/ Shared History

Learning about tribal nations in Oregon is important for all students. Each nation has a distinct origin story, worldview, and timeline of their history and contemporary context. However, much of that information has been presented to the general American public from a non-Native American perspective, filled with clichés, misconceptions and falsehoods. The ODE partnered with representatives of the nine federally recognized Tribal governments in Oregon to create Essential Understandings of Native Americans in Oregon. These nine essential understandings have been created to serve as an introduction into the vast diversity of the Oregon Native American experience.

ODE contracted with Education Northwest to create lesson plans (in grades 4th, 8th, and 10th) informed by the Essential Understandings and aligned to state standards. Eventually, ODE will create lessons Pre-K-12. These lessons embody indigenous teaching and learning opportunities specific to Native Americans.

Critical orientations for Indigenous studies curriculum focus on Place, Presence, Perspectives, Political Nationhood, Power, and Partnerships. To learn more about Tribal History/ Shared History Please visit the Essential Understandings of Native Americans in Oregon.


Tribal History/Shared History Letter

The ODE has made resources available to each of the nine federally recognized Tribal governments in Oregon for the creation of accurate place-based, Tribally-specific curriculum. These lesson plans will also be available on ODE’s Office of Indian Education website for districts to utilize.

The ODE is in the process of developing a variety of development opportunities throughout the summer 2019, and during the 2019-20 academic year for educators to learn more about the Essential Understandings of Native Americans in Oregon and subsequent lesson plans.

The ODE lessons will continue to be available on the Tribal History/Shared History website. Implementation for all Oregon districts of the Tribal History/Shared History lessons will begin in early January 2020. Updated lesson plans will continue to be provided on our website.

Educators can begin preparing for implementation of these lessons by:

  • Researching your local Tribe and or Native community;
  • Reading “The First Oregonians” 2nd Edition, Oregon Council for the Humanities;
  • Participating in future professional development (schedule will be posted on website November, 2019);
  • Review the Educator Toolkit located on the ODE website; and
  • Reviewing existing curricula, materials, and books to detect and challenge biases.

Lesson Plans 

4th Grade

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 Cultural Bias, Stereotypes, and the Effects of Boarding Schools​

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​Games for Physical Skill and Endurance​

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Language Revitalization​

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Catching Pacific Lamprey at Willamette Falls

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Getting to Know Native Americans in Oregon

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​​Philantrophy

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5th Grade 

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8th Grade

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Lewis & Clark: A Native American View

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Cultural Appropriation

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Games of Mental Skill

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Native Nutrition

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​Fishing for Treaty Rights 

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Human Impacts on the Environment: The Salmon Population in Oregon

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10th Grade

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Professional Development

Thank you for your interest in the Tribal History/Shared History Professional Development Modules. Watch this video for an introduction to the modules from April Campbell, Director of the Office of Indian Education.

The modules are now available via a direct link without logging into iLearn.

Watch this short video to learn how to fill out the form, access the training module, and download the completion certificate.

Follow the directions below to access the trainings:

  • To access each module you will fill out the form linked in each section below. After you fill out the form and click submit, the next page will contain the password to access the module. Each module has a separate password, so you will fill out the corresponding form for each module when you access each module.
  • When you finish the module, you will be able to download the completion certificate. The PDF has a section for users to fill in their name and the date they completed the training. *This is the only record of training completion; keep a copy of this certificate for your records.
  • SB 13 Tribal History/Shared History Resource Directory

    Disclosure: This file is a list of trainers that have completed the Senate Bill (SB) 13 Tribal History/Shared History Train the Trainer events (Part I and Part 2). This list was compiled as a resource to those seeking information and training regarding SB 13 Tribal History/Shared History. This list should not be viewed as an endorsement by The Oregon Department of Education. The selection of trainer(s) is left to the discretion of the school/district/organization seeking.

  • Introductory Video on Tribal History/Shared History
  • Educator Toolkit
  • Oregon Map with Tribal Locations
  • Self-Scoring Rubric - Levels of SB 13 Tribal History/Shared History Teacher/Trainer


Description:

Fill out the SB13 Inservice Form for the password to the training. Then click on the SB 13 Inservice link below to access the webpage.

SB13 Inservice​ storyboard project of short videos including presentations on the background of Senate Bill (SB) 13 Tribal History/Shared History, The Essential Understandings of Native Americans in Oregon process, The 6 P’s (Critical Orientations for Indigenous Studies Curriculum), Tribal place-based curricula, as well as lesson modeling demonstrations.

Description:

Fill out the SB13 Tribal History/Shared History Access Form for the password to the training. Click on the Module 1 link below to access the webpage.

Module 1​ covers the following sections of the nine Essential Understandings:​​

  • Essential Understanding 1: Since Time Immemorial
  • Essential Understanding 2: Sovereignty

It is designed to support educators in building a foundation for teaching, training, and serving as a source of support, knowledge, and advocacy within their school, district, or organization for the Senate Bill 13 Tribal History/Shared History curriculum.


Description:

Fill out the SB13 Module 2 Access Form for the password to the training. Click on the Module 2 link below to access the webpage.

Module 2​ covers the following sections of the nine Essential Understandings:

  • Essential Understanding 3: History
  • Essential Understanding 4: Tribal Government

​It is designed to support educators in building a foundation for teaching, training, and serving as a source of support, knowledge, and advocacy within their school, district, or organization for the Senate Bill 13 Tribal History/Shared History curriculum.

Description:

Fill out the SB13 Module 3 Access Form for the password to the training. Click on the Module 3 link below to access the webpage.

Module 3​ covers the following sections of the nine Essential Understandings:

  • Essential Understanding 5: Identity
  • Essential Understanding 6: Lifeways

It is designed to support educators in building a foundation for teaching, training, and serving as a source of support, knowledge, and advocacy within their school, district, or organization for the Senate Bill 13 Tribal History/Shared History curriculum.

Description:

Fill out the SB13 Module 4 Access Form for the password to the training. Click on the Module 4 link below to access the webpage.

Module 4​ covers the following sections of the nine Essential Understandings:

  • Essential Understanding 7: Language
  • Essential Understanding 8: Treaties with the United States

It is designed to support educators in building a foundation for teaching, training, and serving as a source of support, knowledge, and advocacy within their school, district, or organization for the Senate Bill 13 Tribal History/Shared History curriculum.

Description:

Fill out the SB13 Module 5 Access Form for the password to the training. Click on the Module 5 link below to access the webpage.

Module 5​ covers the following sections of the nine Essential Understandings:

  • Essential Understanding 9: Genocide, Federal Policy and Laws

It is designed to support educators in building a foundation for teaching, training, and serving as a source of support, knowledge, and advocacy within their school, district, or organization for the Senate Bill 13 Tribal History/Shared History curriculum.






Contact the Office of Indian Education

April Campbell, Director: April.Campbell@ode.oregon.gov

Renee Roman Nose, Native American Student Success Coordinator: Renee.RomanNose@ode.oregon.gov

Brent Spencer, Indian Education Coordinator: Brent.Spencer@ode.oregon.gov

Brandon Culbertson, Indian Education Engagement Coordinator: Brandon.Culbertson@ode.oregon.gov

Raina Reece, Executive Support Specialist: Raina.Reece@ode.oregon.gov