Wellness / Life Skills Prevention Program

 56 Ancestors' Stories Book 2 was designed for 2nd-3rd grade students, but can be used for other ages. It lays the first foundation for being healthy equally physically, emotionally, spiritually, and the importance of developing life skills tools to develop their young minds and healthy self-esteem. One of the purposes of this Book 2 resource for teachers is to develop the vocabulary for these young ones as we have found they don't have the language to talk about or understand their spiritual and emotional bodies. We do this through lessons read to them (for the most part) and through stories, art, and other activities. But an important aspect of health for our young people is to have a strong healthy Lakota identity. We want them to start to understand the values and virtues of their ancestors and that they are as timeless and as valuable today as 200 years ago. This has been orally done for hundreds of years but few of our children get these cultural stories in today’s world. That's why we put together this collection of 56 Ancestors’ Stories, Resource for Teachers Book 2. We matched each lesson with one of their ancestors’ stories to help lay the foundation of their people. This book is an invaluable resource for teachers.

$75.00

 Each of these Teacher's Manuals (available for Books 3, 4 and 5 but will soon be available for books 6 and 7) contains a wealth of resources for teaching this Wellness course. Each is close to 1,000 pages (two - 3" 3-ring notebooks per manual). Some of the invaluable resources for each lesson include:

1. The concept, essential questions, the objective/purpose and outcomes that we are striving to teach in each lesson has been identified for the teacher for each lesson.

2. Vocabulary exercises to increase the students’ language and knowledge in Book 3 and 4.

3. Mapping of important points in each lesson, helping the student gain more insight into them while identifying the important parts of the lesson.

4. Several different teachers’ strategies and activities are included in each lesson that will help integrate the lessons.

5. Ancestors’ stories (chosen from 250 that we have collected) are matched to each lesson along with discussion points, as well as questions with answers.

6. An assessment for each lesson along with guides to evaluate what impact the lessons are having on their students.

7. Everything in this manual is available on a jump drive so that teachers can put any document on the white board to go over or to be copied for the student. With these resources, a teacher does not need a cultural or health education to teach the class. Please note: a school must purchase a hard copy to get jump drives for their teachers.

$1,000.00

 Each of these Teacher's Manuals (available for Books 3, 4 and 5 but will soon be available for books 6 and 7) contains a wealth of resources for teaching this Wellness course. Each is close to 1,000 pages (two - 3" 3-ring notebooks per manual). Some of the invaluable resources for each lesson include:

1. The concept, essential questions, the objective/purpose and outcomes that we are striving to teach in each lesson has been identified for the teacher for each lesson.

2. Vocabulary exercises to increase the students’ language and knowledge in Book 3 and 4.

3. Mapping of important points in each lesson, helping the student gain more insight into them while identifying the important parts of the lesson.

4. Several different teachers’ strategies and activities are included in each lesson that will help integrate the lessons.

5. Ancestors’ stories (chosen from 250 that we have collected) are matched to each lesson along with discussion points, as well as questions with answers.

6. An assessment for each lesson along with guides to evaluate what impact the lessons are having on their students.

7. Everything in this manual is available on a jump drive so that teachers can put any document on the white board to go over or to be copied for the student. With these resources, a teacher does not need a cultural or health education to teach the class. Please note: a school must purchase a hard copy to get jump drives for their teachers.

$1,000.00

 Each of these Teacher's Manuals (available for Books 3, 4 and 5 but will soon be available for books 6 and 7) contains a wealth of resources for teaching this Wellness course. Each is close to 1,000 pages (two - 3" 3-ring notebooks per manual). Some of the invaluable resources for each lesson include:

1. The concept, essential questions, the objective/purpose and outcomes that we are striving to teach in each lesson has been identified for the teacher for each lesson.

2. Vocabulary exercises to increase the students’ language and knowledge in Book 3 and 4.

3. Mapping of important points in each lesson, helping the student gain more insight into them while identifying the important parts of the lesson.

4. Several different teachers’ strategies and activities are included in each lesson that will help integrate the lessons.

5. Ancestors’ stories (chosen from 250 that we have collected) are matched to each lesson along with discussion points, as well as questions with answers.

6. An assessment for each lesson along with guides to evaluate what impact the lessons are having on their students.

7. Everything in this manual is available on a jump drive so that teachers can put any document on the white board to go over or to be copied for the student. With these resources, a teacher does not need a cultural or health education to teach the class. Please note: a school must purchase a hard copy to get jump drives for their teachers.

$1,000.00

     We created this Parents’ Handbook to enable parents to support their child in developing important life skills, making healthy choices, and navigating the Red Road of Life. In this handbook, we introduce them to the concept of seeing themselves and their children as having four bodies (physical, emotional, spiritual and mental) that all need to be in balance to live their best life. We include selections from writings from early Lakota authors on raising children, as well as ten ancestors’ stories to share in the old Lakota way. We help them in the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse, depression, suicide, as well as identifying risky behaviors they see in their children and how to respond to them. We address discipline, self-esteem, living in a cycle of addiction, setting and enforcing boundaries, consequences, what to expect, discipline, good habits and more. We share five calming/communicating and trauma recovery techniques to use with the whole family as well, and much more. 

$20.00

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ABOUT Oceti Wakan

Oceti Wakan is a non profit organization on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

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Oceti Wakan, P O Box 1958  
Pine Ridge, SD 57770
Tel: (605) 867-6045 / (605) 454-1489 cell

 

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