Ndeh Nation: Building a better future for San Carlos Youth
Language Activists Needed!
Our San Carlos Apache Language Lab contains a Research Area, Collaborative Area, Makers Room, Media Production Area, a Social Learning Area, and an Apache Language Library to be used by the community and the youth of San Carlos who have become our Apache Language Activists.
Our Language Activists will be working in the Language Lab to develop materials and resources to be used in the Apache Language Classrooms at both the Early Childhood Program and Rice Elementary!
Workshops in Curriculum Development are being offered in 2020
Workshops to promote Apache Language Literacy in 2020
The SCAT Language Preservation Department provides Apache Cultural Experts who work with our teaching staff and Apache Language Activists in the development of all materials and resources. Additionally, Language Preservation supplies each Early Childhood class with an Apache language box of resources containing sets of vocabulary flash cards.
Experts from Apache College have developed two accredited courses on Apache Language and one accredited course on Apache History. Within the syllabus of these courses students are asked to create Apache Literature and Resources which they may donate to the Apache Language Library located in each of the Apache Language Labs.
High School Students with a passion for Apache Language and Culture who desire to give back to their community spend their summers working together to develop Apache Resources to be used in the classrooms for Grade PreKinder through Grade Twelve.
In partnership with Elders from the San Carlos Older Adults Center, Elders from the San Carlos community meet to share their stories and cultural knowledge with the youth of San Carlos who have become our Apache Language Activists.
Experts from Arizona State University have assisted with the development and utilization of the Apache Language Labs, and the development of Apache Educational Materials to be used in the Apache Language Classes.
The Pre-Kindergarten Program is designed to be a two year program for students ages 3 and 4 for this reason, the Apache Language Curriculum for Pre-Kindergarten has both a Year A and a Year B set of curriculum. It has been designed to be used for both the Immersion and the Non-Immersion Classrooms.
The Kindergarten Apache Language Curriculum was designed to align with both the Apache Language Standards and Arizona State Science and Social Studies Standards. Four Units of Study were created, one for each quarter of the school year labeled by the season: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. This curriculum has been designed to be used in both the Immersion and Non-Immersion Classrooms.
The First Grade Apache Language Curriculum was designed to align with both the Apache Language Standards and Arizona State Science and Social Studies Standards. Four Units of Study were created, one for each quarter of the school year labeled by the season: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. This curriculum has been scaffolded to increase difficulty and cover different content that that covered in the Kindergarten Curriculum. It has been designed to be used in both the Immersion and Non-Immersion Classrooms.