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Unlearning Columbus Day Myths: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day

NK360° Helpful Handouts: Guidance on Common Questions provide brief introductions for teachers to important topics regarding Native American life, cultures, and communities. Unlearning Columbus Day Myths: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day addresses problems with continuing to celebrate Columbus and points educators to the value of honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day. Culturally sensitive activities and resources related to Columbus and Indigenous Peoples' Day are provided.

Resource Information

grades   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
nations
Caribbean
subjects
History, Social Studies
regions
Caribbean
keywords
Taíno, Columbus, Colombus, Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, celebration, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Portugal, Italy, Guanahani, Bahamas, 1492, Caribbean Islands, Caribbean, San Salvador, Hispaniola, Cristobal Colon
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6: Power, Authority, and Governance
European contact resulted in devastating loss of life, disruption of tradition, and enormous loss of lands for American Indians.


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