learning objectives

  • Discuss three familiar stories—the first Thanksgiving, the life of Pocahontas, and the Battle of Little Bighorn—and identify parts of these stories (characters, setting, conflict, etc.) that make them interesting and give them staying power.
  • Explore multiple perspectives and identify the parts of these familiar stories that are false and/or incomplete.
  • Examine the ways in which American Indian stories are shared and how this impacts the way we remember them.
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Subjects
History
Essential Understandings

2: Time, Continuity, and Change
Indigenous people played a significant role in the history of the Americas. Many of these historically important events and developments in the Americas shaped the modern world.

Providing an American Indian context to history makes for a greater understanding of world history.

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Academic Standards

College, Career & Civic Life—C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standard(s):

D2.His.12.9–12
Use questions generated about multiple historical sources to pursue further inquiry and investigate additional sources.

D2.His.5.9–12
Analyze how historical contexts shaped and continue to shape people's perspectives.