Learn more about the Amah Mutsun and Juristac through these seven engaging multi-media slideshow-based lessons that follow the route of the 2020 Youth Walk for Juristac.
Click on the brown acorns on the map, or the links below the map, to navigate to each short slideshow-based lesson!
These short and user-friendly lessons can be used by teachers in the classroom, or by parents and caretakers looking for supplemental learning activities. While these lessons are designed for use by upper elementary-aged students, they will provide an informative introduction to the issues surrounding Juristac for readers of any learning level.
Protect Juristac Mini-Lessons:
- Lesson 1: The Amah Mutsun and Juristac
- Lesson 2: Mission San Juan Bautista
- Lesson 3: Agriculture and Amah Mutsun Traditional Foods
- Lesson 4: Ascención & the Confluence
- Lesson 5: Wildlife of Juristac
- Lesson 6: The Proposed Mine
- Lesson 7: Amah Mutsun Land Stewardship
We invite and encourage your feedback and stories of classroom experiences while teaching with these materials. Please contact us by email at curriculum [at] protectjuristac.org
These mini-lessons are a supplement the Teaching Juristac high school curriculum, which we also encourage students and educators alike to check out!
Our great appreciation goes out to our friends Dessa Drake, Nichelle Garcia, and the Winnemem Wintu Tribe of Northern California who developed a set of mini-lessons to correspond with the 2020 Run4Salmon. Their work provided inspiration and a model for these Youth Walk for Juristac mini-lessons.
The Run4Salmon is an annual prayerful journey led by Chief Caleen Sisk of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe to restore Winnemem salmon runs, protect the waters of the Sacramento River watershed, and restore indigenous lifeways.