Unit 4 Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings (OSEU)

In the previous three units, you deepened your understanding of culturally responsive teaching and the responsibilities of facilitators to ensure equitable learning opportunities for diverse learnerss. In this unit, you will explore the Wolakota Project website to familiarize yourself with the Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings. These Understandings provide a structure for culturally responsive teaching as it relates to curriculum and content standards.

Unit Outcomes

  • Navigate the Wolakota Project website

  • Apply Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings (OSEU) to what has been learned about CRT

  • Create OSEU aligned lesson in your content area

Read & View

As you read and view, take notes about things that surprise you, things that you did not know, things that you may have already been aware of.


  • Activity 1 Wolakota Project Website Exploration Activity


  1. Using what you have learned about culturally responsive teaching throughout this course, your final assignment will be to create a 5E culturally responsive lesson that aligns any of the OSEU with standards in your content area. (You will need to make a copy of the 5E Lesson Plan Template)

 Email your assignment to your instructor with the subject CRT Unit 4 Assignment 1. Be sure to include your name.

The 5E Lesson Plan and Aguilar-Valdez’s CRT rubrics will be used as a guide for this assignment. However, specific attention will be paid to the following rubric.