and the Voices and Dreams curriculum book
are dedicated to Paul Apodaca and the other scholars
whose knowledge, dedication and charisma
made this work possible.
In Summer 1997, Saddleback College held a seminar on Native American literatures and cultures. This seminar was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, in order to encourage incorporation of Native American materials across the curriculum, especially in the humanities. Fourteen faculty members from Saddleback College and from the Saddleback Valley and Capistrano Unified School Districts participated in the month-long seminar. Paul Apodaca (Navajo), the lead scholar, developed the framework for the seminar, in which many guest lecturers participated.
This website presents some of the projects created by participants as a result of the seminar, including an annotated bibliography, lesson plans, assignments, and other materials for courses in composition, literature, humanities, history, anthropology, art history and other disciplines.
This is a work in progress through the Spring 1998 semester. More participant projects will be added, and some already included here may be revised or added to. Last revision: 2/26/98.
|Annotated Bibliography||Wendy Gordon Lewis|
|Web Resources||Alannah Orrison|
|Curriculum Workshop Pages||Susan Ruyle|
|Survey of U.S. History||Scott Howlett|
|Bibliography for U.S. History||Scott Howlett|
|Social & Economic U.S. History||Alannah Orrison|
|Literature and Humanities|
|The Last Frontier: Discussion Questions||Robert Cosgrove|
|Dia de los Muertos: A Classroom Experience||Peter J. Espinosa|
|Wili Woyi: Fantasy(?) Literature||R. Kopfstein & A. Orrison|
|Creation Myths||Susan Ruyle|
|The Search for Self||Susan Ruyle|
|Storytelling in the Classroom||Susan Ruyle|
|Native American Materials in ESL Classes||Kathy Smith|
|Curriculum Reform in Composition and Literature||Jeff Solomon|
|Indigenous Arts of the Americas||Rosalinde G. Wilcox|
|Native Americans in Classroom Videos||Michael Merrifield|
|Mass Media: Treatment of Native Americans||J. Michael Reed|
|Precollegiate Curricula and Community Outreach|
|World Cultural Geography and English||Jerry Chris & Judy Hewitt|
|Mentor Teacher Project: High School Curricula||Sheila Kasprzyk|
|Quail Botanical Gardens Program||Robert Kopfstein|
|Exhibit Plan: Long-Range Project||Rosalinde G. Wilcox|
The grant and seminar were co-directed by Susan Ruyle of the
Liberal Arts Division and Alannah Orrison of the Social and
Behavioral Sciences Division, under the administration of Daniel
E. Rivas, then Dean of Liberal Arts at Saddleback College.
Please report any and all typos, non-working links, or other problems to the website manager.
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