Curriculum and Instruction
The Department of Education provides research-based, quality curriculum resources for educators to use in the classroom. These resources can be used as models and revised, as needed, for each educator's particular needs. Curriculum and assessment alignment forms are available for schools and online learning providers for use in aligning local curriculum and assessment with the standards. Use the sample forms to help you get started. Specialty curricula, such as Indian Education, are included to give educators engaging lessons on a particular topic area.
Engaging Activities in the Arts
The arts processes—create, perform and respond—ask students to engage in a variety of activities from generating ideas to presenting works of art. Some terms associated with these processes have generally agreed upon.
Indian Education Curriculum
Positive Indian Parenting Manual
Materials for teachers and parents to teach traditional Indian parenting practices.
American Indian Values Curriculum
Respect for all living things, courage/bravery, acceptance, non-judgment.
American Indian U.S. Policies Curriculum
Lesson plan models for primary, intermediate, middle and senior high schools.
American Indian Tribal Government Curriculum
Framework on tribal government.
American Indian Sovereignty Curriculum
Gaming, treaties, land, nation inside a nation, taxation laws.
American Indian Oral Traditions Curriculum
Humor, truth, Dakota, Anishinabe.
American Indian Music and Dance Curriculum
Drums, flute, stories, lullabies.
American Indian Leadership Curriculum
Warriors, consensus, elders.
American Indian Harmony and Balance Curriculum
Social issues, environmental issues, respect, conservation.
American Indian Family Life Curriculum
Survival, spirituality, effects of government policies, education.
American Indian Contributions Curriculum
Holistic medicine, education, music, ecology.
American Indian Art Curriculum
Petroglyphs, pictographs, lithographs, silkscreen prints.