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Teaching Truly

A Curriculum to Indigenize Mainstream Education


Donald Trent Jacobs

For the first time in educational publishing, Teaching Truly offers K–16 teachers course-specific guidelines for indigenizing mainstream education. The goal is to facilitate greater educational integrity and relevance in the classroom now, without waiting for more «reforms» to policy, standards or curricula in general. Incorporating reality-based teaching common in traditional Indigenous learning cultures, each chapter first exposes educational hegemony, including that existing within the new «common core standards», and then offers alternative, time-tested perspectives and exercises to counter and/or counter-balance such hegemony. Addressing eight common subject areas, the material can be adapted for different grade levels and can be applied to other mainstream courses.
Contents: The West: Anti-Indianism in Education and in the Academe; Historical Trauma and Its Prevention in the Classroom – The North: The STAR (Service To All relations) Navajo School Model; Indigenous Teaching and Learning Pathways – The East: Health; Music; English Language Arts; United States History; Mathematics; Economics; Science; Geography – The South: From Fear to Fearlessness (Religion/Psychology and Spirituality).