Run4Salmon Curriculum

Dear Educators,

The Winnemem Wintu Tribe and the Sacred Land Film Project are pleased to offer you a lesson guide for the 2017 Run4Salmon, with particular emphasis on 4th grade and high school education.
(High School Curriculum below)

From September 9 to 22, 2017, the Winnemem Wintu Tribe of northern California will follow the traditional upstream migration course of native Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon. From the shores of San Francisco Bay up the Sacramento River valley to the waters of the McCloud River south of Mt. Shasta, participants will walk, boat, bicycle, run and ride horses along hundreds of miles of waterways where the endangered fish historically have returned to spawn after years at sea.

This Run4Salmon 4th Grade Curriculum is designed to give teachers tools to follow the progress of the Run, incorporating interdisciplinary lessons on past and present-day Native American efforts to preserve and restore land, rivers, culture and salmon. During the Run, participants—including teachers—will post daily updates and stories, appropriate for classroom viewing, on social media sites. Interaction of students with Run participants can be arranged through the Run4Salmon Facebook Page.

Run4Salmon on Facebook

Lesson plans, film clips, a poster, a map, and a gallery of historic and contemporary photos are all part of the Run4Salmon Curriculum Guide.

We hope you and your students will enjoy following the Run4Salmon and will use the Guide to enrich your classroom lessons.

If you are a high school teacher we have a separate curriculum downloadable as a 25-page pdf file here: