Thorpe School District
Thorp School District, in cooperation with members of the Yakama Nation and Kittitas Band Elders, will put together Social Studies instructional materials that can shed light on the contributions of local stakeholders (groups, tribes, etc.) while also engaging students in a practice of analyzing and recording oral history through interviewing local tribal members.
Tribal elders, historians, and cultural experts will gather in order to understand how ethnogeography affected local tribes. Developed from this partnership will be a series of grade-level OER lesson plans that have embedded in them pictures, maps, oral histories, treaty rights, and tribal cultural perspectives that will meet Washington State Content Standards in Social Studies and English Language Arts but more importantly connect to the Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State lessons.