Language Lesson 1 of 3
Cherokee Nation has introduced a language curriculum for
use in schools. For the next few weeks, we will be presenting
some of the lessons from this program. The material does not
cover reading and writing in the Cherokee syllabary, but the
pronunciation of the words using the Roman alphabet.
If you are a teacher or home school your child and are
interested in acquiring the curriculum, please contact
Anna Huckaby at the Cherokee Nation Cultural Resource
Center in Tahlequah, Ok (918/458-6170) - firstname.lastname@example.org
GREETINGS AND COURTESIES
2. How are you?
1) To introduce the Cherokee greeting
and courtesy words
2) To show the students how to show respect and
concern for others by using these lesson words.
1) Hello. (O-si-yo)
2) How are you? (To-hi-tsu?)
1. Instructor will say the word orally.
2. Student will repeat the word to say it correctly.
Activity I. Have the students repeat the
Activity 2. Role playing. Have two students
pretend they have just met and use the
greeting, giving every student a turn.
Activity 3. Daily Review. Replace Hello/Hi with
O-SI-YO everyday as part of the class activity.
Activity 4. Retention exercise. Create flash
cards with the words from the lesson.
Say each word with the students repeating
the word, then explain what the word means.
Activity 5. Penmanship exercise. Instructor should
write the name and/or words from the
blackboard to write and visually recognize
Info provided by the Cherokee Nation Cultural
Resource Center please contact email@example.com