Elders’ Curriculum

Mental Health Promotion, Youth Development

White Mountain Apache Elders' Curriculum works with Apache Elders to create a program to teach youth about the Apache culture and language. It has a strong focus on respect and introduces the youth to the knowledge, stories and songs of their Apache Elders. It is designed to be delivered by the Elders to youth in schools on the White Mountain Apache reservation. All lesson content is based on the knowledge and input of the Elders.

The Elders' Curriculum is a 12 session curriculum with lessons coordinated with the months of the year. Each lesson is approximately one hour long and is delivered in a classroom. It is being created with the assistance of White Mountain Apache Elders and is designed to be used only in this community.  


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