Participants will read a selection of books by Joy Harjo, complete a selection of instructional strategies and design a lesson plan for use in the classroom. The Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians will serve as a guide for critical analysis of works by Joy Harjo.


Through readings, examinations of high-quality and authentic literature and teaching materials, participants will explore a variety of literature and professional teaching materials and develop strategies, a lesson plan and a final project for the immediate integration of IEFA into their classrooms.