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Teacher Workshop Series | Life Along the River: The Pamunkey Indian Tribe of Virginia
This is a two-part workshop series designed to introduce teachers to the new digital storybook for 4th and 5th graders. The storybook explores the history and contemporary lives of the Pamunkey peoples and includes related lesson plans and student learning activities. The content of the storybook is organized into four chapters: place, community and culture, history, and the future.

Teachers will read the digital storybook, which contains narrative text that is supported by featured images, objects, maps, and primary source documents. To support and strengthen classroom implementation, the digital storybook contains related lessons and printable materials for teachers and students. These materials offer guidance on appropriate teaching of Pamunkey history and culture and recommended sequencing of student activities. Lessons and graphic organizers are designed to help students make connections between Pamunkey peoples’ communities, histories, and current lives and their own. Recommended for teachers of grades 4 and 5. Meets Social Studies and Environmental Science standards.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 4:00–5:30 p.m.—Explore Chapters 1 and 2 (Place, Community, and Culture) of the new digital storybook. Do related lesson activities and have opportunities to ask questions of the curricula designer.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 4:00–5:30 p.m.—Explore Chapters 3 and 4 (History and the Future) of the new digital storybook. Do related lesson activities and have opportunities to ask questions of the curricula designer.
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Renée Gokey
Teacher Services Coordinator @National Museum of the American Indian
Renée Gokey (Citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma) is the Teacher Services Coordinator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. She develops creative classroom resources and has created new professional development formats for teachers and collaborations with organizations to amplify access of quality resources and teaching strategies through the Native Knowledge 360° National Education Initiative. Through her position at NMAI and in her work with her own tribal nation, Renée Gokey has worked in social justice and education issues for Native peoples and in promoting tribal knowledge systems and cultural practices.