Arts and Cultural Context Resources
Resources for Culturally Sensitive Curriculum Development
First of all...
I am hopeful that this electronic resource will serve to document some of the the great resources already developed that might be used within your work. Edits on this online document can be made at any time which makes for efficient sharing of ideas and resources as I can make changes to it as it lives in the "cloud." Please note that any red headings are actually links to the content that was referenced in my other email to you. Simply click the red buttons/links to go directly to that content. Additionally, I have placed many embedded links within some of the text of this document. You will noticed these as they are underlined and in blue text. You can click on these items to go directly to supplemental resources on the covered topics. It is my hope that this entire document could serve as a form of professional development and assist you in developing this grant process for Wayzata students!
*** Please be sure not to miss the 2 professional development workshops the Perpich Center is collaboratively developing for teachers interested in this very content. Perhaps you can also leverage grant funding to attend these impactful sessions.
If you have questions please don't hesitate to contact me!
Use this link to view multiple native artists who you might consider for this work. It was an exhaustive document created about five years ago as a resource for letting people know more about the artwork of Dakota and Ojibwe people.
This links showcases several Minnesotan native artists describing their work. It might be another venue to check out when considering a teaching artist.
What it meant by "Contemporary Native Art"? A great dialogue in breaking stereotypes of Native American Artists:
This site houses 6 different subpages. The main focus for your work is in context, respond tools, and visual art subpages. Investigate these resources as preparation for future work in culturally relevant curriculum.
Critical Response with Laura Youngbird's Artwork (Ojibwe Artist and Art Educator at Circle of Nations School)
This news article describes the learning that was facilitated by Qwen Westerman and Glenn Wasicuna within the Edina Public Schools.
This resource validates the learning in the "Beneath the Surface" project with Edina Public Schools. Be sure to note the videos of both Gwen and Glenn responding, as well as that of the students sharing about what they learned first hand.
Videos from Laura, Gwen, Glenn and Student Participants
The Value of Starting with Critical Response BEFORE Making Art
This site is the one that was referenced numerous times with content that could be useful for curriculum and assessment mapping and for examples or work from other districts. Great resources and models are available under "School Collaborations".