Beyond the Mandate: Resources for Incorporating Native American History and Culture into the Classroom
November 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, November 2, 9am-noon in Room 118, UMPI Campus Center.
Join Starr Kelly, Curator of Education at the Abbe Museum, for a rich and engaging presentation on incorporating Maine Native American history and culture into elementary and secondary schools – a requirement of Maine statute LD291. Starr leads the museum’s education and public programs work, including program development and delivery, teacher training, and educational resource development. She is a member of the Algonquin First Nation of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg in Quebec. Starr has been a middle and high school social studies teacher, and is a social justice oriented educator, developing what she refers to as a “curriculum for dignity.” Her lessons and pedagogical approach put theory into practice by honoring those she teaches about while simultaneously creating an environment which is responsive to the needs of her learners and dignifies her students’ lived experiences.
Aroostook County educators at all grade levels are welcome to attend this free event (contact hours available through CACE).