Our Fourth Grade Program
Each spring our 4th grade program focuses on the history and continuing traditions of our local tribes: The Coquille Indian Tribe and The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians. The program, developed and delivered in partnership with the tribes. This program introduces students to the first people of Oregon, with an emphasis on our tribes being a contemporary and active part of our communities today.
The 4th and 5th grade programs, along with other supportive educational materials, are currently being reworked to better align with the exciting changes to come with the implementation of SB13 curriculum. This new curriculum is due to reach Coos County schools in the 2019/2020 school year.
Our Fifth Grade Program
Identity, Perspective, and History
Our 5th grade program focuses on how a student’s identity shapes the way they think and feel about history. This two part program has an hour lesson implemented in the classroom, which explores what makes up a person’s identity. Kids think about what makes them special and unique as well as what they may have in common with their classmates and community members. This lesson prepares students to be able to analyze the identities of folks that lived and worked on our historical Front Street, when they visit the Marshfield Sun Printing Museum. They then walk over to the Coos History Museum to compare and contrast the identities of some contemporary Pacific Northwestern people, before having time to explore our exhibit hall.
For more detailed information about this lesson email: Education@cooshistory.org
We are excited to help prepare Coos County and surrounding districts for the adoption of new curriculum coming in the 2019/2020 school year. Click the image above to reach the Oregon.gov site, which elaborates more on what this bill means for Oregon schools, as well as linking webinars detailing curriculum for teachers, and links for public comment on this bill.
Indians in Oregon Today
Understanding Family History