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Sharing your stories. Ana Flores North Eugene High School NEH Summer Institute, Oaxaca, Mexico July 26, 2011. Goals of Curricular Unit. Students will gain knowledge of self through identification of values. Students will gain knowledge of others through storytelling.
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Sharing your stories Ana FloresNorth Eugene High School NEH Summer Institute, Oaxaca, Mexico July 26, 2011
Goals of Curricular Unit Students will gain knowledge of self through identification of values. Students will gain knowledge of others through storytelling. Students will continue to gain knowledge of self and other through outreach to a local elementary school and a presentation of their own or others stories. Students will also discover the survival of indigenous languages and legends.
Why language is important? • Sense of community • Builds relationships • Communication with others • Sense of identity • Gain knowledge of self and others
Values Sort Card Activity • Students will identify their top 5 personal values • Using the Nahuatl dictionary and video, students will translate their values in nahuatl • Students will share in a small group their values and answer the following questions: • Define your values? • Why are these values important to you? • How do they motivate you? • How do they impact the decisions you make in your lives?
My Personal Values Translation provided by Nahuatl Dictionary, Wired Humanities Project, University of Oregon
Amate • History of Amate • How it was used then and today • Interactive amate painting and storytelling • Students will use amate to document their values and stories Art work by Luis Dominguez
Meso-American Legends • Identify plot, setting, characters, morals and values of story. • Which values or morals in the story are congruent (or not) with you own? • Other Legends: • Las flores del lago del Oaxaca Written by RosalmaZubizarreta, Harriet Rohmer, David SchecterFrom a poem by Alejandro Cruz Martinez Illustrated by Fernando Olivera
Interview • Students will be asked to interview a peer, family or community member about their stories: • Legends • Values • Immigration • Overcoming obstacles/challenges Questions to ask interviewee: • How did the story impact your life? • Do you plan on continuing to share your story? • Can I share your story with others?
Elementary School Outreach • High School students will work with elementary school students to form a pipeline between elementary and high school. • Activities will include: • Art • Storytelling • Mentorship/tutoring
Student Presentations • All high school students will present one of the following: • Their own value • A legend • Interview Through a posterboard, art, poem, video, animation, power point or theatrical drama. High School students will work elementary school students to create a theatrical drama retelling a legend which will be performed at the M.E.Ch.A regional conference on January 14 and the Latino Celebration in May at North Eugene H.S.