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Expanding the Circle:
Respecting the Past, Preparing for the Future

Table of Contents

Curriculum Introduction

Getting Started

  • Journals and Community Circle
  • Guest Speakers

Theme One: The Discovery

Unit 1: Organizational Structure

  • The Nigaan-Ozhiitaa System (NOS)
  • The Human Knot (view lesson)
  • Transition Timeline
  • Anticipation
  • Graffiti Wall
  • Participation Contract
  • Community Quilt/Puzzle
  • Animal Sanctuary Olympics

Unit 2: Social Supports

  • Expectations
  • Connections
  • Support Star
  • Personal Balance Self-Assessment (NEW)

Unit 3: My Family

  • Family Tree
  • Family History

Unit 4: My Community

  • Elder Interviews
  • Picture Book
  • Circles of Our Multi-Cultural Selves

Unit 5: About Me

  • How High Is Your Self-Esteem?
  • Accomplishments Tree
  • Personal Mangagement (NEW)
  • My Personal Affirmation Calendar (NEW)
  • A Message to Myself
  • My Cultural Timeline
  • Learning Styles
  • Putting My Best Foot Forward: Using a SWOT Analysis (NEW)
  • Spider Web (NEW)
  • Dreaming in Indian (NEW)

Unit 6: Responding to Change

  • Importance of Indian Humor
  • Blindfolded Obstacle Course
  • How Do You Handle Stress?
  • Stress Balls
  • When You Were Angry...
  • How Do You Cope?
  • Positive Approach to Anger
  • Dealing with Grief
  • Decision-Making Skills
  • Consider the Consequences
  • My Life Through My Lenses

Theme Two: The Framework

Unit 7: Goal-Setting

  • Go for the Goal
  • Give It a Try
  • Goal-Setting Star
  • The Customer is Always Right! (NEW)

Unit 8: Self-Advocacy

  • What is Self-Advocacy?
  • How Do You Get What You Need?
  • The Many Worlds I Travel In
  • What Does It Look Like?
  • Checklist for My Assertiveness Behavior Quotient
  • Determining the Help I Need for a Successful Transition (NEW)
  • Toughest Indian
  • The Common Ground

Unit 9: Problem-Solving

  • Problem-Solving Skills (NEW)
  • Leadership and Problem Solving: What Can We Learn from Tribal Elders? (NEW)
  • Informed Decisions (NEW)
  • Ethical Decision-Making (NEW)
  • Gadgets Galore
  • And Then There Were Five...
  • Group Problem-Solving
  • Getting Along with Roommates

Unit 10: Organizational Skills

  • What's Your Order? (NEW)
  • Budgeting for College
  • Do I Need a Credit Card? (NEW)
  • Monthly Planning
  • Time Management
  • How Do You Manage Time? (NEW)
  • Time Management Game (NEW)
  • Resource List

Unit 11: Communication Skills

  • The Power of Non-Verbal Communication
  • Reflections
  • The Communication Challenge
  • Telephone Line
  • I Need To be Heard
  • Communicating with Sudoku

Unit 12: Study Skills (NEW)

  • Study Habits
  • Can You Follow Directions?
  • Prove What You Know
  • Learning from Lectures
Unit 13: Diversity Awareness

Theme Three: The Choice

Unit 14: The Vision

Unit 15: Career Development

  • Exploring Careers (NEW)
  • My Style
  • Career Skills and Decisions
  • Your Assets Circle
  • Career Exploration
  • Cover Letter to Employer
  • Winning Resumes
  • Employment Application
  • Interview Circle
  • Dress for Success
  • Plan to Impress
  • Thank You Letter
  • On the Job
  • On the Line
  • Digital Communication (NEW)
  • Professionalism: Essential in Any Job (NEW)
  • Work-Based Learning Experience

Unit 16: Postsecondary Education

  • College Success
  • Comparing High School and College
  • You CAN Go to College! (NEW)
  • College Exploration
  • College Site Visit
  • College Applications
  • The Dreaded Essay
  • Keeping Track
  • Paying for College
  • Financial Aid/Scholarship Search
  • Financial Aid Applications

Unit 17: Military Training

  • Military as a Postsecondary Option

Theme Four: The Reflection

Unit 18: Bringing It All Together

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.