Extra Credit and Volunteer OpportunitiesThere are lots of options here for extra credit for American Indian Studies classes. You should pay attention to the instructions to "prove" you did an option. Anything on this calendar is okay for extra credit for attendance or if you can arrange to volunteer and earn extra credit for that. Call and arrange volunteer hours yourself with the designated contact.
Indian Canyon Hollister CA
American Indian Food COntributions
BAY AREA INDIAN CALENDAR 5/14/13
California Pow Wow Calendar
Heydey Books--News From Native California magazine calendar
When you get there click on Calendar to see what's happening currently . Check with your Instructor before going to find out the points possible.
Going Places for Extra Credit
This requires at least a 1 page typed, double-spaced essay. Convince me in the essay that you went to the place, learned or experienced something new regarding American Indians. I do try to take under consideration how far you traveled, where you went. Staple some kind of proof that you were at this place to your essay. Points are variable based on the quality of your essay.
Go to an event and observe for several hours. Write at least a 1 page typed essay to which you staple some kind of proof that you were at this event. Tell me what you observed/learned about Indians, their culture, art, etc. Points are variable based on the quality of your essay.
If you volunteer than take the form with you (Form for volunteering )
You can arrange to volunteer and earn extra credit for volunteering. Call and arrange volunteer hours yourself with the designated contact for each activity or event or place.
KQED NOV 2012 American Indian Heritage Programming Guide
Each year in November KQED schedules American Indian films in honor Native American Heritage month. Here is the tv schedule. You may watch these for extra credit and follow the directions for the essay.
Visit the Marin Museum of the American Indian http://www.marinindian.com/
Mission Dolores. 3321 16th St, San Francisco. 415.621-8203, Andrew A. Galvan, (Ohlone), Curator. This is the oldest intact building and the only intact Mission Chapel of the original 21. Final resting place of 5,000 First Californians. Native plants and artifacts.
Maidu Museum and Historic Site, 1960 Johnson Ranch Dr., Roseville. 916.774-5934. Sing Me Your Story-Dance Me Home Til May 13. Stories, songs and dances in poetry, baskets, photographs and over 40 artworks by 27 Native California artists.
Mendocino County Museum. 400 E. Commercial St., Willits, 707.459-2739. Wed-Sun: 10 am-4:30 pm. Pomo baskets and basket weavers. Free.
PLACES TO VISIT IN CALIFORNIA
Here is a place to find historic sites in the state of California that can be visited for extra credit. If you actually go to these places the extra credit increases. If you just visit them online then don't count on getting more than 5 points a site.
A History of American Indians in California:
This web site is divided into these categories>
Here are State Parks and Museums Interpreting California Indian Culture and Heritage information and links:
How about exploring rock art sites?
Driving Directions to Nevada's Public Petroglyph / Rock Art Sites
Here is a California native events and pow wow schedule link
Here is a nation wide link for pow wows and events
These links will help you find out about pow wows:
Attending Pow Wows
Go to a pow wow and observe for several hours. Write at least a 1 page typed essay to which you staple some kind of proof that you were at this event. Tell me what you observed/learned about Indians, their culture, art, etc. Points are variable based on the quality of your essay.
Fall Quarter Pow Wows
Winter Quarter Pow Wows
Spring Quarter Pow Wows
Summer Session Pow Wows
Extra Credit Book Activities
CA State Indian History On-Line
Maidu Interpretive Center. 1960 Johnson Ranch Rd., Roseville. Museum and nature learning center.(916) 772-4242.
Pt. Reyes Kule Loklo Village (415) 464-5100
Fall Quarter Events
Winter Quarter Events
SPRING Quarter Events
Summer Session Events
Volunteering at Indian Canyon
An 8 hour shift (volunteering) working at Indian Canyon is worth 100 points. You must call Anne Marie Sayers the tribal chair (831-637-4238) and arrange the day and hours and work you will do. If you have any reason why physical labor is inappropriate for you be sure to let her know. There are many different kinds of things thast need to be done at the canyon. Check out Indian Canyon at the following 2 urls. It is at least a 1 1/2 hour drive to Indian Canyon one way. The commute down there and back is not included in the 8 hours. Directions to the Canyon, etiquette while at the canyon and the volunteer forms are all in the back of our classroom.
Volunteering at the Indian Education Center in San Jose
4 hours = 50 points. Call or email and arrange the hours you will volunteer at http://www.aiecsc.shutterfly.com
Volunteers are needed now. Call them if you are interested in this option. Volunteer forms with an accompanying 1 page typed double-spaced essay is required. (408)299-0590 749 Story Rd. San Jose
Rene Samayoa--Executive Director, American Indian Education Center, Inc.
Museum exhibits for extra credit
Students enrolled in ICS 43 & 44 & 45 & 46 may also visit museum exhibits for extra credit. The amount of extra credit will depend on the quality of the essay written about your experience at the museum and the distance traveled to the museum will also be considered.
Cantor Museum at Stanford students may visit exhibit of American Indian art at this museum for extra credit.
Museum ON-LINE exhibits for extra credit
Students enrolled in ICS 43 & 44 & 45 & 46 may also visit ONLINE museum exhibits for extra credit. The amount of extra credit will depend on the quality of the essay written about your experience at the museum. Remember to choose an exhibit pertinent to the course you are enrolled in. Make sure the URL you chose is an actual exhibit and not just a web page. Essay must have this grade sheet stapled as the top sheet.
Extra Credit Online Museum Grade Sheet
Here are some helpful links for online museums:
WWW Virtual Library - American Indians Index of Native American Museum Resources on the Internet
Alphabetized by state, you'll have to check the museum to see if it has online exhibits http://www.hanksville.org/NAresources/indices/NAmuseums.html
Burke Museum Washington State Online Exhibits (choose only the Native American Exhibits): http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/exhibits/online.php
Arizona State Museum ONline exhibits(choose appropriate Amer. Indian content for this course) http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/exhibits/online.shtml
APRIL 2012: CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS: Oakland Museum-particularly California Indian exhibit
check website for free admission day each month
California State Indian Museum Sacramento CA
Autrey National Center (Museum of the American West and/or the Southwest Museum) Los Angeles CA
California Indian Museum
Attend the monthly lecture at California Indian Museum in Santa Rosa. Visit their website http://cimcc.org/upcoming.htm for further information
Need an excuse to go to Marin County? Visit the Marin Museum of the American Indian
Catholic Indian Missions in California
Students enrolled in ICS 42,43, 44 45 or 46 may visit the Mission(s) and their museums for extra credit. Your goal is to find out about the local Indians and the effect the Missions had on these local native populations. Click on this link for information and directions to the Sonoma Mission:
Other missions include:
Mission Dolores in San Francisco
Mission San Jose in Fremont
Santa Clara Mission in Santa Clara
Mission San Juan Bautista in San Juan Bautista
Indian Time on KKUP 91.5 FM
Listen to Indian Time on KKUP each Tuesday night at 800 pm. Write an essay summarizing the discussion. Essay should include sufficient information to demonstrate that you listened to the whole program.
Shellmound tours at Coyote Hills Park in Fremont
http://www.ebparks.org--take the tour and check out the visitors' center and its museum display.
100 pts. Chawse (Grinding Rock State Park) & Jackson Casino Field Trip
You have to visit the museum at Chawse (Grinding Rock State Park) and the park and then go by the Indian casino in Jackson. Age 18 and up may gamble or enter the casino. You don't have to gamble just check it out. Click on the link for directions:
Directions to Park & Casino Write at least a 1 page double-spaced typed essay about Chawse and another about the Casino.