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Native Knowledge 360° Education Initiative
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In the Spotlight
Teaching and learning about Native Americans can occur in meaningful ways across different subject areas. Use these and more NK360° resources to bring new ways of thinking Native Americans to multiple disciplines, including science, English language arts, and social studies.
Video: Native Voices in Children's Literature
Teachers are introduced to criteria for choosing books by and about Native Americans with Dr. Debbie Reese (Nambé Pueblo).
Video: Making Land Acknowledgement Meaningful
What are land acknowledgements and why do we do them? Learn about strategies to make them more thoughtful and respectful in your classroom.
Helpful Handout: Native American Literature in your Classroom
For teachers and students to choose high-quality materials, NMAI developed a rubric tool that outlines five criteria groups to consider when selecting texts.
Featured Teacher and Student Programs
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2023 Indigenous Peoples' Day Curriculum Teach-In
September 30, 2023
Washington, DC

Join us for a day of programming about Indigenous Education. Workshops will feature guest speakers and resources for the classroom. The 2023 teach-in will be held onsite in Washington, DC at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.

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Indigenous Peoples' Day Educators Open House
October 9, 2023
New York, NY

Meet Native people from throughout New York State as they share information about their communities, cultures, and artistic endeavors.

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Native Knowledge 360° and Teaching for Change Virtual Teach-In: Indigenous Education
November 4, 2023

Join the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and Teaching for Change for a day of online conversation, curriculum highlights, and ideas exchange.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Native Americans
What is the correct terminology: American Indian, Indian, Native American, Indigenous, or Native?