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Chickasaw Nation Curriculum

The Chickasaw Nation offers a set of curriculums for educators to teach in their classrooms. The provided curricula uncovers our deep history, culture and traditions. Each curriculum is aligned with the Oklahoma Academic Standards as outlined in the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s 2014 Social Studies guide. The following Oklahoma Academic Standards are to be used only as a basic guide. Other standards may be applicable that could be based on teacher’s own interpretation of the lesson material or ability/need to make a conceptual connection.

Title Grade Level Description Unit Source Lessons
Bearer of the Morning: The Life of Te Ata Thompson Fisher Elementary Secondary This curriculum explores the dynamic life of Te Ata (TAY’ AH-TAH), a Chickasaw storyteller who traversed cultural barriers to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. This curriculum is a supplement to the documentary Bearer of the Morning:The Life of Te Ata Thompson Fisher. This documentary must be viewed in order for students to be able to answer all the questions in the curriculum. 3 Chickasaw Nation
Treaties between the Chickasaw Nation and the United States Secondary This curriculum identifies some of the treaties signed between the Chickasaw Nation and the United States. Each treaty represents a moment in time when Chickasaw leaders selflessly fought to preserve Chickasaw identity, culture and sovereignty. 4 Students