Native Americans

November 15, 2018
Here are three ways to use the Thanksgiving holiday as a teachable moment for your students.   Rethinking Thanksgiving Students untangle facts and myths about the complex history of Thanksgiving…
December 6, 2016
  Student Reading For many months, members of the Standing Rock Sioux have been protesting plans to run a stretch of oil pipeline underneath North Dakota's Lake Oahe - a reservoir on the Missouri…
November 14, 2016
To the teacher: This activity has students explore the facts and myths surrounding the history of Thanksgiving. This history may be of special interest to students given the highly visible protests…
September 23, 2016
Introduction Ask students:  Do you know what’s happening at the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota?    Elicit and explain that for the past several months, the Standing Rock…
July 13, 2014
To the Teacher: The movement to change the name of the Washington Redskins football team is gaining ground. In May 2014, 50 United States senators co-signed letters to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell…
June 25, 2014
To the Teacher   On June 4, 2014, Chester Nez died. Nez was one of the Navajo code talkers, a small group of Native Americans recruited by the U.S. military during World War II to create and…
November 22, 2013
  Introduction November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to recognize the many contributions the first Americans have made to this country. It's also a good time to take a critical look at…