OSAGE EDUCATION & BOARDING SCHOOLS
Osage Education: History & Impact on CultureGrades 6-12 Social Studies Language Arts
Students read and create a timeline of the history of Osage education which closely tracks the fate of the Osage in the last 300 years, and analyze the cultural impact of the boarding schools.
- Osage Education: History & Impact on Culture - Fact Sheet
- Osage Education History - Timeline & Analysis Qs
- Osage Education History - Timeline & Analysis Qs KEY
Boarding School Daily LifeGrades 3-12 Social Studies Language Arts
Students read of typical military-style daily regimen at boarding schools, and write a letter home in voice of a young Osage student.
Code Talker/Boarding Schools - NMAI lessonGrades 4-12 Social Studies Language Arts
Students read personal stories and general background on cultural repression in Natl Museum of American Indian lesson-also learn about Code Talkers
Chilocco Experience (interpreting history through Music & Art)Grades 3-12 Social Studies Art Music Language Arts
Students read background on Osage’s closest federal school, and then analyze song lyrics and art portraying the emotional experience of Indian students. (Social Studies; Art; Music; Language Arts)
- Chilocco Factsheet + Song Lyrics and Painting
- Chilocco Facts, Song & Art - Review Qs
- Chilocco Facts, Song & Art - Review Qs KEY
Compulsory Attendance IssuesGrades 9-12 Social Studies Language Arts
Students read except from Osage historian of incidents of physical abuse in enforcing compulsory attendance at boarding schools, and discuss how these violate basic human rights.
Ethnocentrism & Education Case StudyGrades 9-12 Social Studies Sociology Language Arts
Students define culture and ethnocentrism and then analyze how this blinded the American educators who were trying to “help” the Osage. Discussion and written essay response.