Research for the Since Time Immemorial resources originates from the work and research of:
Ginny Norris Blackson, MLIS, 2016 Smithsonian Libraries’ Neville-Pribram Educator Awardee for the National Museum of the American Indian.
What is Since Time Immemorial Curriculum?
Inquiry‐Based: Each tribe has its own oral and written histories; there is no one “right answer” when it comes to teaching tribal history and sovereignty. Therefore, the curriculum uses essential and guiding questions instead of providing the answers.
Place‐Based: Students learn best when they see how lessons impact their everyday lives. Because historical and political views vary from tribe to tribe, students explore essential and guiding questions through their own local tribal and non-tribal communities.
Integrated: Since time immemorial curriculum offers a menu of choices that allows teachers to integrate materials into their already existing lessons, rather than try to somehow fit the curriculum into an already packed—and often shrinking—social studies curriculum.
An inquiry based approach with five essential questions:
Since Time Immemorial Education in Washington and Other States: