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Educators are invited to explore a new resource about the impact of the American Revolution on Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) lands, an online lesson about the Navajo Treaty of 1868, and upcoming summer professional development opportunities.
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Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Lands and the American Revolution
This online resource illustrates how colonization and the American Revolution substantially reduced Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) territory. Grades 4–11
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Digital Lesson
The Navajo Treaty of 1868: Why Was the Navajo Journey Home So Remarkable?
This online resource provides Native perspectives, images, documents, and other sources to help students and teachers understand the remarkable nature of the Navajo Treaty of 1868. Grades: 6–8
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New Webinar
The Navajo Treaty of 1868
This new recording introduces educators to an inquiry-based approach to examining treaties as primary source documents in the classroom. Grade: Middle School
Featured Teacher and Student Programs
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California Indian History Before and After the Gold Rush
July 23, 2024

Take a deep dive with Dr. Khal Schneider (Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria) into the complex history behind the California gold rush.

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Teaching the Impact of the Gold Rush on Native Americans of California: A Source Investigation
July 24, 2024

Experience NK360°’s newest online lesson about the California gold rush with Taylor Pennewell (Berry Creek Rancheria of Tyme Maidu Indians).

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2024 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In
September 28, 2024
Washington, DC

The eighth annual Indigenous Peoples' Day Curriculum Teach-In, in collaboration with Teaching for Change, is an opportunity for educators to convene in person and strategize ways to uplift Native voices by bringing them directly into the classroom. Recommended for grades 4–12.

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Professional Development
Explore workshops designed to equip teachers with critical concepts and engaging pedagogy to support a transformation in teaching and learning about Native Americans.
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School Group Timed Entry
School Group Self-Guided Timed Entry Reservations for the imagiNATIONS Activity Center in New York, NY are available for May and June 2024.

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