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Native Knowledge 360° Education Initiative
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In the Spotlight
Looking for support on what and how to teach about Native Americans? Check out some of the latest NK360° Helpful Handouts: Guidance on Common Questions. Helpful Handouts offer educators a brief introduction to important topics and approaches to teaching about Native American life, cultures, and communities. Find even more helpful handouts here.
Learning to Look and Object Investigation
See this guided looking activity for guidance on using objects and material culture as sources for learning. Help students explore Native made objects and materials through inquiry.
Maya Skies: Calendars, Seasons, and Time
Maya Skies: Calendars, Seasons, and Time
Find background knowledge on the Living Maya Time website, a bilingual student website that is classroom ready and shares about the Maya culture through astronomy, calendars, agriculture and math.
The Impact of Words
Gain insight about terminology that is most appropriate to use when referring to Native Peoples. Use this resource to help guide respectful and informed conversations about diverse Indigenous Peoples.
Featured Teacher and Student Programs
Youth in Action: Sustainable Agriculture
In celebration of Earth Day, join young Indigenous activists to discuss the role traditional ecological knowledge plays in their work as farmers and entrepreneurs.
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Native New York: American Indians and Dutch New Amsterdam
Course begins Monday, April 5, 2021
Explore the history and legacies of early New York in this free, online course from the National Museum of the American Indian and the Museum of the City of New York.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Native Americans
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