Expanding the Circle: Respecting the Past, Preparing for the Future
A curriculum offering a structured process and a set of culturally-relevant activities to facilitate successful transition from high school to adult life for American Indian students. Its content is based on work with hundreds of American Indian high school youth, paraprofessionals, teachers, and administrators. Curriculum activities, which were created with students' varying strengths and interests in mind, include family and community members in the transition process and are aligned with Minnesota graduation standards. In addition, the package includes one Onaakonan System (OS), a personal portfolio system for students that is used throughout the curriculum to help them plan for their future in an organized and structured way. Additional sets of the OS can be purchased separately.