Are you interested in immersing yourself in the beauty and richness of the Makah culture? Do you love working with elementary students? Do you want a deep, engaging, non-traditional learning experience in the Pacific Northwest?
If you answered yes to the above questions, consider applying for the Neah Bay: “Telling our Stories” project, via a partnership between the UW’s Pipeline Project and Neah Bay Elementary School on the Olympic Peninsula.
During the 2013 – 2014 school year, a small group of UW students will take part in a year-long project with Neah Bay Elementary students. Using oral histories, digital story-telling and photography, UW students will learn about the rich history and culture of the Makah people while mentoring 5th grade students to deepen their understanding and exploration of their own Native culture.
Note that this project will require a non-negotiable 3-quarter commitment, as well as a 2 week partnership experience during September: 9/9/13 – 9/13/13 in Seattle and 9/15 – 9/20 in Neah Bay. There will be a weekly seminar during autumn, winter and spring quarters that all students will attend. Students will travel to Neah Bay during Alternative Spring Break.
More information and a link to the application: