learning objectives

  • Discuss two familiar stories—the first Thanksgiving and the life of Pocahontas—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.

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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.