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KSK social studies kumu Dr. Kehau Glassco will spend eight weeks this summer as the Teacher-in-Residence at the National Museum of the American Indian.

KSK social studies teacher selected for prestigious summer residency

Jun. 18, 2018

KS Kapālama social studies kumu, Dr. Kehau Glassco, was selected as the 2018 Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian’s (NMAI) Teacher-in-Residence.

Sheʻll be supporting Native Knowledge 360°, the museum’s national education initiative that aims to inspire and promote the improvement of teaching and learning about American Indians.

As part of the residency, she will spend eight weeks in Washington, D.C. this summer at the NMAI Smithsonian and receive a $15,000 stipend.

“I'm excited to be working with the Smithsonian educational staff in creating inquiry units about the native peoples of America,” Glassco said in an interview with the University of Hawaiʻi College of Education. “I hope to learn new instructional strategies as well as to incorporate museum resources into my classroom. I would also like to provide a Native Hawaiian perspective on indigenous issues as well as implement culture-based education into the historical units that will be used by teachers across the nation.”

Native Knowledge 360° provides teachers with unit and lesson plans about the cultural and historical vitality of America's native peoples as well as the challenges they have faced by American imperialism. The program aims to utilize inquiry and primary sources to improve the teaching and learning about the Native Americans.

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