Indigenous Knowledge Study Guide

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Our free study guides leverage 26 years of actionable intelligence from the Bioneers archive to engage teachers and students in today’s global challenges and opportunities.

  • Suitable for a wide range of learning environments
  • Aligned with national standards for grades 9-12+
  • Available as interactive PDFs or iBooks

Learn more and download your study guides now!

Current Available Bioneers Study Guides:

Restorative Food Systems

Featuring "Beyond the Barcode" with Michael Pollan and "Transforming Agriculture" with Fred Kirschenmann

Climate Change

Featuring "The Climate Fight Gets Hotter" with Bill McKibben and "emPOWERed" with Michael Brune

Indigenous Knowledge

Featuring "Survive and Thrive" with John Mohawk (Seneca) and "Biocultural Conservation in the Amazon" with Chief Almir (Surui)

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Why Bioneers Study Guides?

“For the past 16 years, I have incorporated into my curricula the heartfelt strength of ideas that are inspired, nourished and presented by Bioneers. It is alchemic, sparkling and challenging to law students clamoring for studies that are alive and transformative.”

– Robert Hershey, University of Arizona, Professor of Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy, and Globalization & the Transformation of Cultures

Education is evolving. Not too long ago, educational materials were the sole purview of schools and higher academic institutions.

Today, learner-centric platforms and applications are flourishing, thanks in part to a surge of complementary and open-source curricula created by cultural and scientific organizations as well as educators themselves.

As part of our mission to spread breakthrough solutions for people and planet, we collaborated with the education experts at Trio to create Bioneers Study Guides.

Bioneers Study Guides leverage 26 years of actionable intelligence represented in our extensive media archive. The wide range of topics are relevant for inclusion in many different curricula—from science to civics, economics to art—and are easily integrated into any type of classroom.

We’re making these guides freely available for download to ensure everyone, especially future generations, are learning in ways that engage the challenges and opportunities facing humanity today.

Bioneers Study Guides in Your Classroom

Bioneers Study Guides have been created with every type of classroom setting in mind. They are suited for grades 9-12, and potentially some introductory university courses.

The quality of content, wealth of resources and collective wisdom of the Bioneers archive allow for effective integration in Traditional and Flipped Classrooms, as well as Project Based Learning, Service Learning, and Remote Learning environments.

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All Bioneers Study Guides are written in alignment with relevant long-standing national standards as well as New Common Core standards.

The Indigenous Knowledge, Climate Change and Restorative Food Systems Study Guides featured above align with:

  • Next Generation Science Standards
  • The National Geographic Standards

Forthcoming topics in the Bioneers Study Guide Series will also align with:

  • National Social Studies Standards
  • National Standards for Civics & Government
  • National History Standards

Given Bioneers speakers’ critical roles in addressing our world’s challenges, our video and written content and that of our partners provide an excellent foundation for Project-Based and Service Learning lesson plans.

Plus, our extensive multimedia collection is now available for purchase and can be accessed online, making it even easier for use by academic institutions and informal educational partners, and with online platforms such as Skype in the Classroom.

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“The way to get teenagers to think deeply on issues is to spark their passion. Last weekend, we had a script-writing session and we showed the DVDs of Bill McKibben and Diane Wilson’s plenaries. The youth decided they wanted to use what they learned about global warming as the theme of their spring performance piece. The kids are super-passionate about having this material reach young audiences. They want other kids to know, too.”

– Sarah Crowell, Artistic Director, Destiny Arts, Oakland, CA

More About Our Collaborators

Trio, an education consultancy and our partner on this project, has a wide network of schools and teachers to aid in the dissemination of Bioneers study guides.

Trio also has a working relationship with Skype in the Classroom which will enable us to bring Bioneers faculty and speakers into classrooms around the US and world.

The educational team’s last major project, called Mission 31 with Fabien Cousteau, featured Skype in the Classroom, Google Hangouts and Adobe Connect to bring together teachers, classrooms and school districts across the nation and internationally—connecting students, scientists and teachers on 6 continents.

Current Available Bioneers Study Guides:

Restorative Food Systems

Featuring "Beyond the Barcode" with Michael Pollan and "Transforming Agriculture" with Fred Kirschenmann

Climate Change

Featuring "The Climate Fight Gets Hotter" with Bill McKibben and "emPOWERed" with Michael Brune

Indigenous Knowledge

Featuring "Survive and Thrive" with John Mohawk (Seneca) and "Biocultural Conservation in the Amazon" with Chief Almir (Surui)

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