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Curriculum Writing Project - Connecting Community, Culture and the Curriculum

  • These materials were written and complied by the Shinnecock Curriculum Writing Committee. The Committee included representation from Southampton School District and the Shinnecock Indian Nation. These lessons and activities are appropriate for students in grades K - 4.  


    Kindergarten -  Family Traditions
    My Moccasins - (Read Alouds and activities), Powwow Celebrations
    Native Crafts, Digital Bead design 
    (technology lesson)

    First Grade - Life Along the Shore
    People of the Stony Shore, The Art of David Martine, Natural Resources - The Land and the Water
    2nd Grade -  Celebrations
    Native American Foods, Cookbooks and Recipes (library lessons), Community Celebrations and Harvest Festivals
    Giving Thanks, Looking at Thanksgiving, Read Alouds and Resources
    3rd Grade - Indigenous Cultures
    Who are Indigenous People? Native American Dance,
    Shinnecock Drums (music lesson)
    Origins of Lacrosse (library research)
    4th Grade - New York State Hisory
    Research and Presentation Skills, Algonquian and Iroquois Tribes, Using Primary Source materials (library research)
    Native Crafts - Digitial Wampum, The Great Seal of Shinnecock (art lesson) 
    Lisa Bowen, SES Librarian
    Josephine Smith, Director, Shinnecock Nation Cultural Resources Department Cultural Educator, Shinnecock Indian Education Program
    Denise Silva-Dennis, Special Education/Art Teacher
    Nature Richard, English Teacher
    Lori Colavito, 2nd Grade Teacher
    Lanette Cooke-Weeks, Elementary Education Teacher
    Elizabeth Godfrey, 4th Grade Teacher
    Colleen Henke, 4th Grade Teacher
    Jessenia Morales, 2nd Grade Dual Language Teacher
    Sheena Lee, Elementary Education Teacher
    Julia Best,Technology Education
    Cultural Consultants: Chenae Bullock, Cholena Smith, John Boyd
    David Martine, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Curator, Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum
    Roberta Hunter, President Southampton Schools, BOE  
    Additional Assistance: Jeremy Dennis, Rebekah Wise, Matt Ballard, Ferdinand Lee   








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