CollegeBound Journey Curriculum

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Curriculum & Lesson Plans

Individual Lessons

The CollegeBound Journey™ individual lessons are designed to be used for a one-time session with a student or small group of students.

These lessons related directly to the CollegeBound Journey™ platform features and support students to learn how to use the platform more effectively.

Scavenger Hunt

This lesson will provide Native American students with an introduction to the CollegeBound Journey™ platform.  Additionally, students will complete one, basic search from each of the three main search features on the platform.

Discovering Native American Specific College Majors and Programs of Study

This lesson will provide Native American students with information pertaining to cultural majors and programs of study.  As a result, students will have more information on education and training options that sustain, build, and impact Native communities directly.  Additionally, students will be able to begin to identify post-secondary options to pursue these areas of study.

Completing a College Search in CollegeBound Journey™

This lesson will provide Native American students on how to identify culturally supportive colleges and which factors are important to them. As a result, students will increase the number of college options to consider in their college planning.

Funding Your Education

This lesson will provide Native American students with information pertaining to the basics of financial aid and funding sources for paying for college.  As a result, students will have insight to begin searching for funding streams and opportunities specifically for Native Americans to pay for college. Additionally, students will be able save opportunities for future consideration and application.

Small Group Curriculum

For educators and mentors who would like to provide group sessions targeting academic success, college and career planning, and personal/social development, CollegeBound Journey™ has designed small group curriculum.

 

Each group curriculum contains 6-10 lesson plans and activities. 

 

The curriculum can be used in school counseling groups, afterschool groups, community youth groups, and tribal youth services groups.

CollegeBound Path Group

  • Focus: Group will support students to begin their own collegebound journey.  The group will focus on connecting tribal needs to careers, careers to majors, majors to colleges, and then to funding an education.
  • Length: 7-10 sessions
  • Grade Level: 8th – 12th grade
Native American College Search

Session 1:  Opening the Circle

Session 3: CollegeBound Journey Scavenger Hunt

See Scavenger Hunt lesson plan and handout in the Individual Lesson section. 

Optional Session: Career Assessment(s) Completion

Provide students structured time to complete a Holland Code type career assessment or a Career Cluster assessment, if the students have not completed one at school.  Assessment results are needed for Session 4.

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Session 4: Discovering Native American-Specific College Majors and Programs of Study

See Discovering Native American-Specific College Majors and Programs of Study lesson plan and handout in the Individual Lessons section. 

Session 5: Completing a College Search in CollegeBound Journey™

See Completing a College Search in CollegeBound Journey lesson plan and handouts in the Individual Lessons section.

Optional Session: Special Speaker

Invite a Native American college student(s) to visit the group.  Invite the college student(s) to speak about both their high school journey and college journey.  Provide time for high school students to ask questions.

Optional Session: College Visit

Plan a visit to a local college.  Consult with the admissions office to provide a specialized tour that includes Native American cultural points of interest and supports on campus.

Session 6: Funding Your Education

See Funding Your Education lesson plan and handout in the Individual Lessons section.

Career Path Group

  • Focus: Group will support students to begin to develop a career plan.  The group will focus on the themes of identity, gifts, vison, and life plan.
  • Length: 8 sessions
  • Grade Level: 8th – 12th grade

 

 

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