Type 2 Diabetes

Power of Three – Mind, Body, and Spirit

The educational materials found in this curriculum follow paths of transformations that are based on the Hero’s Journey of five transformations; Orphan, Wanderer, Caretaker, Warrior, and Magician.

Curriculum includes:

• Three elder video interviews

• 3 units with 5 lessons and activities

Objectives of curricula:

1. Cultural enrichment

2. Type 2 Diabetes education

3. Personal development of healthy lifestyles; critical thinking, communication, problem-solving,  and coping skills

Purpose

• Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

Strategy

• Traditional story-telling methods

• Elder interviews

• Activities

Influence

• Healthy Lifestyle choices

Unit 1:  Judy Bluehorse Skelton, Nez Perce/Cherokee/Chickasaw

Lesson 1 Orphan: Disconnection

Lesson 2 Wanderer: Personal journey

Lesson 3 Caretaker: Connection

Lesson 4 Warrior: Protection

Lesson 5 Magician: Sharing

Unit 2: Billy Mills, Oglala Lakota

Lesson 1 Orphan: Disconnection

Lesson 2 Wanderer: Personal journey

Lesson 3 Caretaker: Connection

Lesson 4 Warrior: Protection

Lesson 5 Magician:  Sharing

Unit 3: Dr. Theresa Maresca, Mohawk

Lesson 1 Orphan:  Disconnection

Lesson 2 Wanderer:  Personal journey

Lesson 3 Caretaker:  Connection

Lesson 4 Warrior:  Protection/Prevention

Lesson 5 Magician:  Sharing

Tools and Preparations

· Recommended materials

• Notebook paper

• Binder or something to hold information and written activities

• Pen or pencil

· Educators or users should print and read the following information before starting Unit 1.

The following pages can be found under the resources tab.

• Historical Trauma Resource Sheet

• What Is Diabetes?

Risks of Diabetes

• 3 Stories- The Boy Who Became A Bear, Coyote and the Tree, Slapoo the Witch Woman

** Reflections papers should be done alone and away from the group.   Reflection papers can be used as assignments to be read by the educator to monitor progress and change

**A final set of questions, after completing all three units, should be answered and a final reflection should be written of all the materials covered in this curriculum.