Young scholars identify ways that a society promotes assimilation and examine areas where it still occurs in our present culture. They assess the value of assimilation.
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Perspectives on Indian Removal Policies
Students investigate the role of the U.S. government in Indian removal. In this Native American history instructional activity, students examine primary and secondary sources about the Jackson's policies to move the Cherokee Nation....
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The American Indian Boarding School Experience: Then and Now
Students examine cultural assimilation. In this Native American history lesson, students read and analyze "The Spirit Survives: The American Indian Boarding School Experience: Then and Now." Students identify how American Indian Boarding...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Excerpt from the Trail of Tears Diary
How did Native American nations exhibit resilience as they were forcibly relocated from their homelands in 1830? Pupils read two interview excerpts from the Trail of Tears Diary and discuss what Native Americans fought to preserve along...
7th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Boarding School vs. Day School Experiences
Students compare and contrast the lives of Hopi children that attend boarding school and those that attend day school. In this schools lesson plan, students understand changes over time as they look at these schools chronologically.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
An Introduction to Frantz Fanon's Black Skin White Masks
Imagine being forced to assimilate: giving up your language and culture, adopting the traditions of your oppressors. Frantz Fanon's study of colonial domination is the focus of a short video that introduces viewers to the key ideas in...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable