Recent Graduate Works to Help Educators Teach Native History

Nolan Altvater ’21 is working to create resources and fill gaps that will help Maine educators teach Native history and culture. The Passamaquoddy student, who is enrolled at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is coordinating with Portland public school educators and tribal leaders to develop resources and materials that will assist K-12 educators in teaching the Wabanaki studies curriculum. The curriculum is required under LD 291, a Maine law which has been in place for more than two decades, but teachers are often ill-equipped to successfully implement it.

Read more about Altvater’s work here.