Teachers Open House
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center offers a free open house for teachers in the fall and spring. We want teachers to feel empowered to bring Pueblo history, culture and art into their classrooms. In our semi-annual open house, we provide resources and curriculum guides as well as an overview of how the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center can support and supplement school curriculums.
School Visit Resources
We want your classroom to enjoy an inspiring and successful visit to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. To make the most of your visit, please read our Pre-Visit Information
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center - K-12 Pueblo Curriculum ProjectAn Overview
Purpose of the K-12 Curriculum Project
To strengthen identity of Native American children in New Mexico by developing and piloting K-12 curriculum and to provide all educators with thoughtful unit plans on the complex political, social, cultural, and economic history of the Pueblo Indian Nations of New Mexico, between 1912 and 2012.
The Context of Our Project
The curriculum serves as a counter-narrative to the presentation of the history of New Mexico presented in our schools today. At the center of the curriculum are concepts and core values that have operated as vehicles for resistance, emancipation, and transformation for Pueblo people as part of maintaining our cultural integrity and exercise of sovereignty, all in the face of colonizing measures taken by Spain, Mexico, and the United States. The Leadership Institute at the SFIS is the primary source for the timeline work and concept development to this project
Goals of the Curriculum Project
The curriculum will help K-12 teachers educate their students about the factors and conditions that shaped key relationships: government-to-government; community-to-community; culture-to-culture, and person-to-person, throughout historical periods of turmoil and peaceful coexistence. This resource will guide instruction that enhances self-esteem and identity, encourages guidance by ethical considerations, acknowledges concern for others, and incorporates an overall global perspective. Finally, we seek to promote Indigenous students and their teachers to become intellectually aware of the critical roles of Pueblo People in exercising agency as they meet (and continue to meet) the imposition and challenges of federal and state policies upon sovereign tribal entities.
Additional Goals and Objectives
The following objectives make up the core of this curriculum. They are designed to provide a context for students to draw critical connections among key concepts, core values, and significant historical events in the history of Pueblo Peoples of New Mexico. Each objective is addressed in pedagogical activities that are grade and age appropriate.