THE OSAGE LANGUAGE
- Language Unit-Teachers Guide
- Osage Cultural Glossary - reference sheet
- Osage Orthography Sound Guide - reference sheet
Osage Language OriginsGrades 6-12 Social Studies Language Arts
Students will learn about linguistics as a historical and geographical tool; examine language family trees of English and Osage languages.
- Osage Language Origins Factsheet
- Osage Language Origins Review Qs
- Osage Language Origins Review Qs KEY
Why Save a Language?Grades 6-12 Social Studies Language Arts
Students will read how indigenous languages were lost; then, through quotes from Native Americans, discover five reasons why indigenous languages are important to preserve
Developing an Osage OrthographyGrades 6-12 Social Studies Language Arts
Students will follow the fascinating process of inventing a system of writing for a language and its sounds, and the dreams-to-reality story of creating an Osage Orthography.
- Developing Osage Orthography Fact Sheet
- Developing Osage Orthography Vocab & Review Qs
- Developing Osage Orthography Vocab & Review Qs- KEY
Osage Immersion School TodayGrades 6-12 Social Studies Language Arts
Students define “immersion” and read about the methods and long-term goals of a language immersion school.
Fun with Osage Language AppGrades 3-12 Social Studies Language Arts
Students download app and experiment with features such as listen & learn, games, self-testing, and cultural recordings.
Learn Some OsageGrades 1-12 Social Studies Language Arts
Students can complete one or all 10 of the Osage Language Department beginner lessons to learn some Osage on their own; can practice with colorful picture-word flash cards; learn Number Words with Number Word Search.
Osage Word Poem - Writing ActivityGrades 6-12 Social Studies Language Arts
Students review cultural importance of indigenous languages, choose word(s) from the Osage Cultural Glossary, and write a poem incorporating aspects of Osage culture and poetic devices such as imagery and figurative language.
- Osage Word Poem - Writing Guide & Example (Choose word from Osage Cultural Glossary reference sheet)
Osage Place NamesGrades 3-12 Social Studies Language Arts
Students compare geographical place names of the Osage compared to modern place names; then read Reference list of remaining Osage place names today & geographic locations, categorize four types, analyze variations, French & English origins.