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Experiencing Our World

This unit begins the process of introducing young children to Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), Native foods, and Native values. It features Konkow Maidu vocabulary, photographs, and cultural information. Some of the lessons focus on Native food, specifically, the acorn due to its cultural and nutritional importance to Maidu peoples.

In this curriculum student practice:

  • Observation

  • English and Maidu Vocabulary

  • Coloring

  • Counting and Sorting

  • Cause and Effect reasoning

  • Fine Motor Skills

Tribal Focus: Konkow Maidu

Subjects: Environmental Science, Mathematics, English Language Arts

Grades: K - 2

Standards: NGSS, Common Core, CA Indian Essential Understandings

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