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Ballad of Sitting Bull

 

Ballad of Sitting Bull

 

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SittingBull

 

 

Lakota Wisdom & Westward Expansion

“BALLAD OF SITTING BULL” tells the story of the Lakota people–a strong, proud Native American nation–and the great Chief who would lead them in a fierce fight to save their beloved way of life. Set on the Great Plains in the second half of the 19th Century, amid Manifest Destiny and the flood of settlers West, this story celebrates the Old Ways and the Four Lakota Virtues—courage, fortitude, generosity, and wisdom—as exemplified so vividly by the “bravest of the brave,” “Chief of all Chiefs,” legendary Sitting Bull.

FAMILIES  TEACHERS

AT HOME

GENEROSITY BSB

Generosity

WISDOM BSB

Wisdom

choralmaster We live in the Old Ways, connected and bound
Led by the buffalo, led by the sun…
— ChoralMaster
Sitting Bull It Does Not Take Many Words
to Tell the Truth.
— Chief Sitting Bull
Crazy Horse A very great vision is needed,
and the one who has it must follow it
as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.
— Crazy Horse
Black Elk Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking.
— Black Elk
Sitting Bull 2 Let us put our minds together and see
what life we can make for our children.
— Chief Sitting Bull

GALLERIES

Launch

Craft

Finale

  • “Their stories made me cry! These kids said amazing things and just blew me away.”
    — Marne TrevesLAUSD Teacher, Los Angeles CA
  • “It changed my life — Spirit Series!”
    Dominika Peikos7th Grade
  • Spirit Series is one of the most amazing curricula I have seen in my four decades of public education.
    Janet ChapmanPrincipal, Rosewood Elementary School
  • This program should be in every school across America!
    William Donovan6th Grade Parent
  • It's time we tend to the spirit of our children!
    Sonia MillerPrincipal, Samuel Gompers Middle School
  • “As educators, we are fueled by those small but powerful moments when a student steps out of their comfort zone and stretches their thinking. Thank you Spirit Series!”
    — Michele KenistonPrincipal, Berwick ME
  • “Exquisite…  Vitally important…  Extremely engaging and effective.”
    Harvard Graduate School of Education2011