These live and interactive programs introduce educators to NK360° and its extensive resources. Webinars are designed to support education professionals in learning approaches to incorporate more complete narratives about Native American histories, cultures, and contemporary lives into their teaching. View recorded webinars.
2022 Indigenous Peoples' Day Teach-In Series
Treaties and Sovereignty
October 1, 2022
12–2:30 PM ET
In 2022, The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and Teaching for Change will once again host an online teach-in with a keynote speaker and interactive workshops.
NMAI education experts, Teaching for Change, and K–12 teachers will share curriculum and teaching strategies. Together, we will explore the NMAI's Essential Understandings for teaching about Indigenous peoples' histories and experiences around treaties and sovereignty today.
Workshops will feature classroom resources from the NMAI's online education portal Native Knowledge 360° and the Zinn Education Project. The teach-in will be held online via Zoom.
Professional development credits provided. ASL interpretation for keynote and selected sessions.
Onsite Educator's Open House
Native New York
October 10, 2022
11 AM–4 PM ET
Join members of the museum's education team at the NMAI-NY for a day of hands-on learning and tours of the exhibit, Native New York. New York State educators are eligible to receive CTLE credit for attending.
Registration opens in late August.
NMAI education experts and invited Native guests will share curriculum and teaching strategies about Native peoples of New York State. All registered attendees will receive a packet of resource materials developed by the NMAI, including the guides Telling Stories with Pictures: Collected Comics from Native New York and the The Dialogue Toolkit for Educators.
Native New York journeys through city and state to explore the question "What makes New York a Native place?" The exhibition encompasses 12 places in present-day New York, introducing visitors to the Native nations that call the region home. Stretching from Long Island through New York City and on toward Niagara Falls, it covers pre-Revolutionary War exchanges through contemporary events. From Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) ironworkers who helped build Manhattan's iconic skyscrapers to Lenape (Delaware) teens visiting their ancestral home, stories of Native New Yorkers provide an expanded understanding of the region's history and reveal that New York is—and always has been—a Native place.
Native New York Exhibition