Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Dr. Kara Stern
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Native American Heritage Month newsletter template.

With the crackle of leaves underfoot, we welcome in Native American Heritage Month (aka American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) in November. And yes, we’ve got a school newsletter template for that!

We kick it off with some social studies resources: an interactive website to look up what tribal land your school is on, a great collection of ready-to-use activities and lesson plans built around primary sources, and a blog post about 12 Native American women that everyone should know about.

Next up, a fascinating dive into numbers thanks to the Census Bureau, followed by ELA resources: a series of short films, and a great booklist.

Last up — are you struck by the beauty of the background in this template? We were too! It’s a Navajo woven blanket. In the next section of the template, you can find a variety of resources for teaching about Navajo weaving, including in-class weaving projects. Last but not least, a cool-sounding free workshop for teachers put on by the Smithsonian.

A Meaningful November Newsletter

The Hopi Indians had a saying, “The one who tells the stories rules the world.” Here’s a template filled with stories — we hope you enjoy the telling of them!

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Dr. Kara Stern

Dr. Kara Stern began her career as an ELA teacher, then shifted into administration as a middle school principal. Dr. Stern is a fervent advocate for equitable communication and family engagement. She spent five years as Executive Director at Math for America, where she designed the professional learning community that exists to this day. An unexpected move to Tel Aviv launched her into the world of EdTech where she became the Director of Education Content for Smore and then the Head of Education Solutions at SchoolStatus. Outside of work, she indulges her love for reading, devouring two novels weekly, with a particular fondness for heists and spy stories.

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