In 2017 a team from the College of Education at Washington State University received a grant from the National Science Foundation to work on a project called Culturally Responsive Indigenous Science (CRIS). In this essay we explore a small piece of the CRIS project with our Coeur d’Alene partners and the lessons we learned from it. These lessons include building and using a culturally responsive lesson plan template and the challenges associated with doing so, learning together and teaching each other how science belongs within a language classroom, and examining beautiful examples of an Indigenous teacher using traditional educational methods with his students. We close with contemplations on further learning and work that can come from this project and the collaborations and relationships we have developed and continue to nurture.
RunningHawk Johnson, S.,
Dance, S. L.
Go With the Flow: Indigenous Science in the Language Classroom.
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