Drriver Essay

13196 Words Apr 16th, 2012 53 Pages

Dear Educator,

Thank you for your interest in the change, growth and empowerment of Native Youth Education. This curriculum was developed specifically for educators in the state of Maine’s public high schools who wish to use this guide as a tool to improve Native Youth Education. NEG (Native Education Guide) provides lesson ideas and examples that support current lesson structures as well as implementing a culturally appropriate material for the Native Student. While many Native Education curriculums exist, NEG is designed to adapt to the block scheduling of the Public High School in Maine. This curriculum recognizes the appropriate education material needed for its intended audience, which focuses on the tribes
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While culturally appropriate material is important throughout the Native students life, this curriculum is designed for the high school years. Educational and strong community influences are most important to me then because suddenly Native youth find themselves facing an earlier onset of adult responsibilities than their white peers. Their earlier transition to adulthood intersects with the oppression experienced by

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