November is Native American Heritage Month Resources
- Educator Initiative: November is Native American Heritage Month, National Indian Education Initiative
- NATIVE KNOWLEDGE 360° EDUCATION INITIATIVE
- “Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month, Grades K-5: Explore Native American Culture with the Following Lessons, Activities, and Resources,” National Education Association, by Phil Nast
- Los Angeles Public Library Native American Heritage Month resources
- Decolonizing Thanksgiving: A Toolkit for Combatting Racism in Schools, by Lindsey Passanger Weick: This article includes several links to exercises and material.
- A Racial Justice Guide to Thanksgiving for Educators and Families, Compiled by Border Crossers
California Mission Resources
- Lillian Robles: Making A Difference (An Oral History of an Acjachemen/Juaneño Activist and Elder) by Karen S. Harper
- “Lying to Children About the California Missions and the Indians,” Huffpost, by Deborah A. Miranda
- “4th Grade California Mission Projects: A Thought Experiment for Parents, Educators, and Students,” Bad NDNs (blog), by Deborah A. Miranda
Native California Teacher Resources
- Early California Cultural Atlas
- Tongva History Walks Resources
- Yawáyro: Indigenous Awareness & Literacy Development, Sponsored by Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians
- Finding Tovaangar: LA Times
- California Indian History Curriculum & Lesson Plans
- Owens Valley Indian Water Commission– Understanding where our water comes from in LA
- The Story of Mabel Mckay, a short video
- A Teacher’s Guide to Historical and Contemporary Kumeyaay Culture: A Supplemental Resource for Third and Fourth Grade Teachers by Geralyn Marie Hoffman and Lynn H. Gamble, Ph.D.
- Los Angeles Public Library “Shades of L.A.: A Search for Visual Ethnic History” project
- Oak Tree Lesson Plans
- Unknown Soldier by Chag Lowry (Yurok comic) includes a Curriculum, addresses WWI
- Weaving the Past with Chumash Basket-Making produced by Santa Inez Band of Chumash
- Analysis of Primary and Secondary Sources: Miwok Indians by Chelsea Gaynor and Dr. Rose Borunda
Kit from Santa Clarita Public Library
American Indian and Indigenous Teacher Resources
- Lesson of the Day: ‘Occupy Alcatraz: Native American Activism in the Modern Era’
- “A Brief History of the Trail of Tears,” Cherokee Nation, by Cherokee Nation Cultural Resource Center
- A Critical Bibliography on North American Indians, For K-12 by the Anthropology Outreach Office National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution
- American Indians in Children’s Literature : This website is the quintessential virtual place to find information regarding appropriateness of K-12 literature materials. The founder, Dr. Debra Reese, is an award winning educator on American Indian and Indigenous Education development.
- 32 Native American Children’s Books
- Molly of Denali, A wonderful podcast based on Alaska Native storytelling and the adventures of a young girl.
- Indigenous Knowledge & Our Connection to the Land
- “Native American-based Mathematics Materials” by the Department of Mathematics, CSUF and TMCC
- Groundwork for Teaching Indigenous Enslavement, a great resource with lessons plan from Teaching Hard Histories K-5.
- This Website Allows You to see the Traditional Indigenous Territories and Languages in Your Region
- This is a Hogan, a Navajo video by Red Ant Productions with an accompanying lesson plan by Melissa Henry
Museum Lesson Plans
- National Museum of the American Indian Lessons & Resources
- Cosmic Serpent: Bridging Native and Western Learning in Museum Settings resources
- San Diego Museum of Man K-12 Education Programs
- Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed Exhibition Educator’s Guide, San Diego Natural History Museum
- Places to visit with Fernandeño Tataviam information to destinations and things to do in the northern Los Angeles county.
Reports on California Indian Education and Tools for Inclusive Classrooms
- The State of American Indian & Alaska Native Education in California 2016 (PDF) by Dr. Joely Proudfit With Dr. Theresa Gregor
- Learning With: ‘“I Feel Invisible”: Native Students Languish in Public Schools’
- “Infusing Indigenous Perspectives in K-12 Teaching” by University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education