[OR_Archaeology] Tamastslikt Cult. Institute & Oregon Trail Institute offer Workshops in April
Susan.White at state.or.us
Tue Mar 18 14:42:05 PST 2008
WORKSHOPS TO TAKE PLACE IN APRIL
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute and the Oregon Trail Institute will each
offer workshops in April.
Tamastslikt will offer a teacher workshop April 11-13 with a theme of
"Teaching about Columbia River Tribes Using Films and Websites." The
14-hour workshop will provide tools for teachers to develop
inquiry-based webquest research bases for their students' discovery of
Columbia Plateau tribal history. Resources such as film and websites
will be provided as virtual primary source materials about Plateau
tribes. The workshop will benefit elementary and secondary teachers who
wish to effectively utilize the museum learning environment to meet
teaching objectives. The instructor of record is Winona Wynn,
soon-to-be-PhD. Keynote speaker is Bobbie Conner, Director,
Tamástslikt, on "Crossroads of History."
Attendees will also learn how to play the ancient stickgame, and meet
an Indian humorist and cultural teachers. There is no tuition fee and
clock hours will be offered for a nominal charge through Washington
State University. For more information and registration, email
tci.education at tamastslikt.org or call (541) 966-1913 for the
Tamástslikt education coordinator. Tamástslikt is owned and operated
by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation near
The Oregon Trail Institute is offering an "Oregon Trail Symposium" for
learning new approaches to teaching Oregon Trail history April 19 in
Baker City at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.
The full-day workshop is for professional educators, interpreters, and
anyone who is interested in learning how to communicate, share, and
preserve pioneer heritage. Techniques in researching and developing
storytelling presentations will be taught by professional storyteller
Dylan Pritchett of Williamsburg, Va.
Interpretive center staff will show how a Dutch oven cooking
demonstration can teach important lessons on 19th century technology and
frontier economics while participants prepare their own lunch outdoors.
Pat Nida of Lake Oswego will instruct on using music to teach history,
including the technique of shape note singing, a popular singing style
in early American culture. The day will be completed with a Spring
Bounty dinner and a lesson in pioneer dancing.
For more information or to register, check www.visitbaker.com or call
1-800-523-1235 or 541-523-1825.
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