Assimilation and the Native People of Metlakahtla, Alaska

Fitting in to a dominant culture comes at a price—especially for native peoples. Class members consider this concept using a photo matching game of indigenous people in Alaska. Discussion questions help them consider to what extent these groups assimilated into American culture.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the game as an introduction to a unit on Native American cultures
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson is available in Spanish
  • Learners need computer access to complete the activity
Pros
  • Matching game is interactive
  • Resources include options for research and extension
Cons
  • None