Northern Howl Series
As a result of the COVID-19 virus, many families are sheltering-in-place and several schools have transitioned to virtual learning classrooms. While this has been a difficult transition, it has also been an opportunity to create activities within the home that reflect a student’s personal interest. One such activity is the creation of the “Northern Howl” book series by Teh-sa’a:n-xwe Cooper (2nd grade). This project began as an exchange of oral stories in the home and evolved into home school lessons of reading, writing, presenting, history, science, and even math. Through the creation of these stories, the student had the opportunity to connect his personal values, beliefs, and interests with course content and state standards. This project is an example of testimonial justice and paradigm shifts of education.