Facts about Indigenous people Jigsaw
Students examine facts which address common myths and misconceptions. They recognize the resulting racism, prejudice and discrimination. Students brainstorm for common myths based on the stereotyping of Indigenous people.
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The Right of Indigneous Peoples in the United States
The sovereignty of U.S. Native American nations is the focus of a resource that asks class members to compare the Right to Self-Determination in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples with a fact sheet that details the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Children of Eric the Red Explore the West: The Norsemen Encounter Indigenous People of North America
Students read about Viking exploration and complete activities based on the Indigenous people they encountered. In this Viking exploration lesson plan, students compare and contrast stories, write a character sketch, and more.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Recording a Dying Langauge
Is there value in preserving indigenous languages that are almost extinct? That's the question posed to viewers of a short film about the attempt of one Native American woman who is creating a dictionary for Wakchumni, the language of...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Why Facts Don't Convince People (and what you can do about it)
Birthers. Fake news. Terms all too familiar in the 21st century. Why is it that even when presented with facts it is impossible to convince some people that their opinions are wrong? Check out a short video that examines the psychology...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Indigenous People: A Human Right to Exist?
Students examine the concept of an "indigenous people" and locate them in the various world areas. They make distinctions between indigenous peoples and so-called "national" types usually associated with the world's larger population.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History