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Indian Education Curriculum Initiative

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Indian Education Curriculum Initiative 2018-01-30T13:40:40+00:00


Project Goals

  • Incorporate Native history and culture connections within the NM social studies standards
  • Become a “curriculum clearinghouse”  of existing resources for NM educators
  • Develop new curricula and resources to support the teaching and learning of Native American history and culture in New Mexico schools

PED Indian Education Division has convened two (2) summits for 9th – 12th and (1) one for Middle School 5th- 8th grade addressing the social studies standards where educators, scholars, tribal leaders and representatives, and the Indian Education Division (IED) leadership gathered to shape the vision for Native American curricula to be offered in New Mexico Public Schools state-wide.  The summits focused on all Social Studies Standards.  Upon completion of the full standards review, the IED and the Curriculum Lead Team and Curriculum Writers will initiate the review and alignment of existing Native American history curricula and identify gaps for new curriculum development.

Curriculum Lead Team

  • Dr. Christine Sims –  Pueblo of Acoma
  • Dr. Natalie Martinez – Pueblo of Laguna
  • Dr. Glenabah Martinez – Pueblo of Taos/Diné
  • Maggie Benally – Diné
  • Marsha Hubbell-Espinosa – Diné
  • Lynn Roanhorse – Jicarilla Apache
  • Rosalinda Baeza  –  Mescalero Apache
  • Berdine Largo –   Mescalero Apache

Seeking Curriculum Writers, please see IED RFP’s, BIDs, and Contract Positions page.

Upcoming Events

February 16-17, 2018         Grades 5-8 Lead writer session to begin work in Unit One.

March 8-10, 2018                Grades 5-8 Curriculum Writing Institute – includes high school teams working face-to-face as well. Lead Team meeting.

April 20-21, 2018                Work Session for grades 5-8 curriculum development (aligning existing lessons to standards – MT, WA, PBS, etc. as with high school).

(Registration links will be made available soon.)


NIEA Presentation 2017


Page last updated January 30, 2018