Nanu'ávaha Kindergarten Lesson 4: Oral History, Lessons from Our Stories


Lesson plans for Lesson 4 of the Kindergarten curriculum. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of traditional Karuk land-related values and special relationships to land that form the foundation for Indian cultural identity and sense of place on earth. The story of the Tan Oak Acorn will introduce students to the characteristics of a traditional Karuk origin story (told only when it is cold enough for snow to be in the high mountains). It will also help them recognize the different types of acorns found in our region and their identifying features, and learn why the local tribes prefer to eat the tan oak acorn discussed in Lesson 3.

Provenance: Contributed to Sípnuuk by the Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resource Food Security Program

Rights: Karuk Tribe