Since Time Immemorial - WSU College of Education

Professional Development Training
“Since Time Immemorial”: Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum
Basic Training Workshop
Friday, June 12, 2015
WSU Pullman Campus
Since its initial online release nearly five years ago, the Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum has been revised, refined and
become a model for curriculum nationwide. The first state endorsed curriculum to be aligned with Common Core
Standards, the Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum is easy to implement because all lesson plans and materials are available
on the website and it is completely free. The integration of tribal history and sovereignty into social studies lessons has
never been easier.
In collaboration with Office of Native Education and OSPI, the WSU Clearinghouse on Native Teaching & Learning will be
offering a full day of basic training workshop on Since Time Immemorial curriculum for your participation. There is no
fee to attend our trainings and clock hours are available and lunch is provided. This session will begin at 9:00 a.m. and
go no later than 3 p.m. Registration is required using the attached form which helps us plan for room set up, our lunch
count, and handout materials.
OSPI’s web-based Tribal sovereignty curriculum ( is:
 Linked to locally-based tribal information
 Accurate and reliable so you can feel confident about what you are teaching
 Endorsed by OSPI and Washington’s federally recognized Tribes
 Easy to access so you don’t have to wait for materials—they are just a click away
 Easy to integrate within your existing units so you don’t have to feel like you have to throw out your own lessons
to “make room” for these materials
 Aligned to the state’s Social Studies standards, classroom-based assessments, and the Common Core Standards
in English and language arts
 Clock Hours Available
Through the recent passing of HB 1511, RCW 28A.320.170 was amended to officially require the inclusion of Tribal
history in all common schools. Additionally, as school district board of directors review its social studies curriculum, it
shall identify and adopt curriculum that includes tribal experiences and perspectives so Indian students are more
engaged and learn more successfully, and so that all students learn about the history, culture, government, and
experiences of their Indian peers and neighbors. RCW 28A.230-090 mandates that any course in Washington State
history and government shall consider including information on the culture, history and government of the American
Indian peoples who were the first inhabitants of the state.
The Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum is an on-line curriculum has a menu of Tribal sovereignty information, short lessons,
and entire units for U.S. History, Washington State History, and Contemporary World Problems units that OSPI
recommends. YOU get to choose how much you wish to include in your units.
Spring 2015 Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum Registration
Name (please print):
Address (Street/PO Box):
School District/Tribe/Other:
Telephone Number:
Have you attended previous Tribal Sovereignty curriculum trainings?
Approximate date? _____________________________________
Have you gone into the Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum website and are
Somewhat familiar with the curriculum?
Are you currently using any of the curriculum units in your classroom?
Basic Training Site:
6/12 – WSU Pullman, Cleveland Hall 27B Please register by June 5th
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Francene Watson, WSU Clearinghouse on Native Teaching &
Learning, at (509)335-5015; [email protected]
Registration mailing address:
WSU Clearinghouse on Native Teaching and Learning, PO BOX 642114, Pullman, WA 99164-2114