Unit 4: Activity 1 - Wolakota Project Website Exploration

In this activity, you will navigate the Wolakota Project website. Specifically, you will continue to familiarize yourself with the Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings (OSEU). Pay close attention to the tabs at the top of the website. For this activity, you will focus on:

  • OSEU Introduction

  • All Interviews

  • Lessons Aligned to SD Social Studies Standards

Under “All Interviews” there are Elder videos that are aligned with each of the seven Essential Understandings. Take some time to view several videos from each of the OSEU, and review the “Learn About” and “Learn From” questions. Pay close attention to how the videos and accompanying questions provide a cultural reference point from which facilitators and learners can find commonalities with their own experiences.


Also, be sure to take a look at the SD Social Studies Standards “ThingLink” to see how these videos can be used in social studies lessons.