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Friday April 20, 2018   Tlatchli Game Competition   6:00 p.m.-  8:30 p.m.

St. Cajetan's, 9th Street Park, and Lawrence St. Mall  on Auraria Campus  

Each team will be given one study guide in early spring  on , “Celebrating Our Heritage Through Our Culture, Language, and Oral Traditions”. The information contained in this guide is core information that the JTOH program feels is important for all schools  students to know about their identity as global citizens.

On April 20th  the Tlatchli Games begin!

A) JTOH has devised a field day type experience where high school teams will gather together. Teams will be able to interact with each other at four  different stations. Each station will represent and indigenous cultural game that helped develop fit bodies, strong minds and healthy respect for each other.

B) After completing the task at each of the four stations, each team will receive a written test. Teams will then be accompanied by their mentor to an MSU Denver classroom where the team will be given 20 minutes to complete their test. This will allow each student to experience what it feels like to sit in an actual MSU classroom.

C) After completing their written test JTOH teams will meet at St. Cajetan's for a catered dinner, live bands, and door prizes. We are very excited to have you part of this year’s program. We look forward to working with you.

Friday May 4, 2018   5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Colorado History Museum 1200 Broadway 

 

Join the whole JTOH family for this end of the year celebration. We will also host an   honoring ceremony for our graduating seniors. Special guest in the past have included Pulitzer Prize winner Victor Villasenor and Colorado State Representative  Joseph Salazar from House Dist. 31

Service Learning Projects Optional

Service Awards will be given out  be given out to schools that participate in community projects. There will also be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places awarded in the area of  Service Learning Projects.

The Jeopardy style competition was reinvented last year. We are pleased to present to you the 2nd annual Tlatchli Games. We are sure that you will find the new phase of the competition exciting and invigorating. There are 5 study guides this semester so please try to make sure you all have a study time line in place.

What do the Tlatchli Games look like?

A) Each team will be given five study guides as in past years to study. The content area includes Southwest United States, Mexico,( which includes 2 different guides on sacred sites and environmental issues) The information contained in these study guides is core information that the JTOH program feels is important for high school and college students to know about their indigenous cultural identity. And yes, it involves memorization facts such as how many countries are in African, how many states does Mexico have, and how many indigenous tribes and what state in the United States has the largest number of indigenous tribes.

B) Tlatchtli Games- JTOH has devised a field day type experience where high school teams will gather together on April 20th at St. Cajetan's. Teams will be able to interact with each other at five different stations. Each station will represent and indigenous cultural game that helped develop fit bodies, strong minds and healthy respect for each other.

C) After completing the task at each of the five stations, each team will receive a written test. Teams will then be accompanied by their mentor to an MSU Denver classroom where the team will be given 20 minutes to complete their test. This will allow each student to experience what it feels like to sit in an actual MSU classroom.

D) After completing their written test JTOH teams will meet in the Tivoli 320’s for a catered dinner, live bands, and door prizes. We are very excited to have you part of this year’s program. We look forward to working with you.

JTOH Literary Journal Competition

This is the 14th Anniversary of the JTOH Literary/Art Journal Competition. In the past we have had teams compete by writing group essays, but this year we will work on a group poetry anthology. Each school will earn points by:

a) Turning in individual art work to be used in the anthology. A minimum of 4 pieces must be submitted and each piece will receive 25 points. (100 points max. for the school)

b) Turning in poetry, prose or short stories of 500 words or less.

(Up to eight pieces will be scored at 25 points each for a possible 200 points total) *More pieces may be turned in. At least one poem from your school must be about a global warming or an issue concerning water preservation locally or globally. Your team will receive a bonus of 25 points on top of the original 25points for it being about global warming or water issue.

d) Hosting a Open Poetry/Spoken Word at your school or attending the Lalo Delgado/Mauricio Saravia poetry festival at MSU Denver on April 3. (300 points each event)

In addition to school awards -1st, 2nd or 3rd place in the categories of individual art work, prose and short stories will be awarded.