Earth and Sky Curriculum

ašiihkiwi neehi kiišikwi myaamionki: Earth and Sky, The Place of the Myaamiaki is a curriculum that explores the Earth and Sky from a Myaamia perspective.

Designed to engage the entire family, the curriculum includes illustrated stories that can be read to our youngest learners, and permits teachers to help students better understand the world through the perspective of their myaamia culture.

The online curriculum for this resource has been discontinued, but you can purchase a printed version through our store.

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Project Background

Our goal for this project was to create a curriculum that included the following:

  • Illustrated stories for young learners
  • Activities for school-aged children that explore the earth and sky. Go for walks, follow the motions of the sun and moon, collect rocks, and learn how the land around you changes through the year.
  • Teens and adults can explore important places that have both a myaamia and geologic connection. Learn how Seven Pillars, tar springs in Kansas, and rock outcrops in Oklahoma all record this history of our place and people.

The interactive website for the curriculum has been discontinued; however, sound files for all terms used throughout the curriculum can be found in the Myaamia Online Dictionary. If you have questions, please contact Kristina Fox at markskm@miamioh.edu or the Myaamia Center at 513-529-5648.

Participants

  • Dr. Timothy McCoy, Smithsonian Institution
  • George Ironstrack, Asst. Director, Myaamia Project
  • Daryl Baldwin, Director, Myaamia Project
  • Andrew J. Strack, Media Specialist, Myaamia Project
  • Wayne Olm
  • Scott Shoemaker (Illustrations)
  • Julie Olds (Illustrations)