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Native American Cultures and Clothing: Native American Is Not a Costume
NK360° Helpful Handouts: Guidance on Common Questions provide brief introductions for teachers to important topics regarding Native American life, cultures, and communities. Native American Cultures and Clothing: Native American Is Not a Costume addresses the use of "Native" costumes in and out of the classroom. Use this guide to debunk stereotypes of Native Americans and explore Indigenous clothing traditions. Culturally sensitive activities and resources related to Native clothing are provided.
grades K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Art, English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
Costume, dressing up, Kiowa, headdress, mask, culturally responsive, culturally sensitive, Thanksgiving, project, play, theater, performance, stereotype, regalia, tradition, Halloween, Sacagawea, clothing, dress, Pocahontas, Lewis, Clark
4: Individual Development and Identity
Today, Native identity is shaped by many complex social, political, historical, and cultural factors.