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Recording a Dying Language | Global Oneness Project
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Recording a Dying Language | Global Oneness Project


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Grade Level Grades 6-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards

About This Lesson

Students watch a film about a Native American woman who is the last fluent speaker of her language and explore the themes of endangered languages and cultural preservation. This short documentary tells the story of Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language and the dictionary she created in an effort to keep her language alive. For more resources on cultural, social, and environmental issues, visit:

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Lesson Plan
February 13, 2020
467.74 KB


Lesson Plan
February 13, 2020
569.16 KB
Marie's Dictionary
Remote video URL


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1 Reviews
Hi Maddie! Thanks so much for the five star rating! We have actually updated this lesson plan with three new ones (for elementary, middle and high school). Here is the link to the new high school lesson:, middle school:, and elementary: We hope you enjoy these new lessons just as much! Warmly, Sara Global Oneness Project Education Coordinator
Sara Dorman
January 26, 2021
Maddie Baroch
April 26, 2019