I don’t normally plug my grad program. I’m ambivalent about the stances they take and the directions their churned out alumni run towards. BUT I’m REALLY thankful for the research I got to dip into AND the classmates. Even people (like the two below), with whom I’ve only had very brief encounters with (well, I guess with M, it wasn’t brief since we ended up driving across the continental states together), because we bonded over shared ideas, I CAN STILL HIT THEM UP NOW!!!!
Anyway, I love the resources that spill out of this convo. I feel like they’re pretty rare too. SO, if you’re interested in bringing in relevant and thoughtful resources surrounding native history in the US, look through this convo!
Hey ladies – just took over a 4/5th combo class. They haven’t started US history yet. We’re starting by looking at regions and I’m doing a slapdash job of it.
If you guys have references for how to do due justice to native history (upper elementary reading level) pre-Columbian.. I would totally be grateful.Amanda
Hey! I haven’t looked too much through it but this was created by a friend who works at NACA in NM: http://bbdkricky.wixsite.com/nisnresourcesnisnresourcesHOMEbbdkricky.wixsite.com12/5, 8:41pmAmanda
I think the key would be to connect the narrative of history to the narrative of today (i.e. native people are still alive – funny how often that isn’t taught lol expose them to the traditions but also modern day native authors, music (tribe called red), art (Steven paul judd) – some well known onesJunia
I’m trying to teach it as waves of immigration but yeah – THIS is what I need like – names / people to look intoAmanda
do you follow adrienne keene’s blog native appropriations? there’d be some good resources there, too
you could have kids do a media or report on an article on a native news site perhaps
as a way to help them see natives are alive and have agency in their communities12/5, 9:52pmMeaghan
Check out “time immemorial” — it’s the curriculum created by tribes in WA state! I’ll find a link12/5, 9:53pmAmanda
no problem! wish I could help more!AmandaBuzzfeed’s Another Round and #NoDAPLJust a quick post to let ya’ll know that I was on Another Round on Buzzfeed again, and had a lovely conversation with Heben (she’s back!). In addition to talking Standing Rock and #NoDA…nativeappropriations.comAmanda“We Are Still Here” — A Documentary on Today’s Young Native AmericansWhat is today’s young Native American’s life like? What are the challenges they are facing? How the historical traumas influenced their life? This short docu…youtube.comMeaghanIndian-Ed.Org | SINCE TIME IMMEMORIALArticle VI The constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in th…indian-ed.orgAmandaMeaghan
Also I would check out the stanford history education group’s “reading like a historian curriculum” — it is a teaching framework for getting kids to use “historical thinking skills” and simulate historian’s practices — namely using primary sources to view history as the construction of narrative. they have a lesson on the battle of little bighorn that is GREATAmandaFrom Times Square to the Capitol, Apache Protestors Fight U.S. Land Swap with Mining CompanyApache protestors pass through Times Square on the way to the Capitol to fight a federal land swap with a copper mining company.dotearth.blogs.nytimes.comMeaghanU.S. History Lessons | Stanford History Education GroupThe United States Reading Like a Historian curriculum includes 71 stand-alone lessons organized within 11 units. These lessons span colonial to Cold War America and cover a range of political, social, economic, and cultural topics. Each lesson includes a 1-2 day plan that outlines the lesson’s activ…sheg.stanford.eduMeaghan
keep an eye out for articles on Standing Rock on Newsela.com. I do freelance for them and they’re going to have a series of articles on grade level with assessments aligned to CCSS
5th graders would also eat up “absolutely true diary of a part-time indian”
might be interesting to contrast a contemporary native story to the stories told of native people as history and not as modern
also — for humor, the 1491’s have really create satire. not sure if 4th/5th would get it all, but could be interesting!Meaghan1. Pocahontas | Stanford History Education GroupThanks to the Disney film, most students know the legend of Pocahontas. But is the story told in the 1995 movie accurate? In this lesson, students use evidence to explore whether Pocahontas actually saved John Smith’s life and practice the ability to source, corroborate, and contextualize historical…sheg.stanford.edu