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SANTA CRUZ– Teacher Workshop: A Native Perspective for History and Social Sciences Curriculum

August 6, 2018 @ 2:00 am7:00 am


SANTA CRUZ–Join the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History for a collaborative workshop connecting local educators with tribal leaders and scholars. Chairman Valentine Lopez, and Sara French, the Director of Programs and Development of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, will share the history and culture of local native tribes and their thoughts about the strengths and areas for growth on current representation in schools. Teacher-leader Angela Stone (4th grade teacher, Amesti Elementary School) will facilitate a collaboration with teachers to create or adjust curriculum incorporating this perspective. This workshop aims to deepen your knowledge, answer your questions, and increase clarity about the native cultures of the region, providing you with best practices and appropriate terminology to incorporate content as you align your lessons to new History-Social Sciences Frameworks. Monday, August 6, 2018, 9:00 am @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, CA 95062  To RSVP, email   For more information, email or contact Felicia Van Stolk, Education Manager, (831) 420-6115 x17,   This program is supported by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Quick Grant.

Native Peoples of Santa Cruz Program Series

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz Project Director: Ms. Felicia Van Stolk The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History will collaborate with local Amah Mutsun Tribal Band leaders and Native American scholars on a series of programs to amplify the voices and increase understanding of the history and presence of the native peoples of our community. Programming will include a pine needle basket-making workshop, an outdoor walk discussing history and contemporary land stewardship, interactive stations on the properties of native plants, a learning workshop for educators on integrating local Native American history into curriculum, and an event public talk on misconceptions about indigenous peoples. By creating learning opportunities for the community and by supporting Tribal representatives, we can support the conservation of customs, language, oral histories, and traditions that are so important to this area. $5,000


August 6, 2018
2:00 am – 7:00 am


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