Lesson Plan

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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A lesson looks closely at the history and importance of Indigenous Peoples' Day. Scholars view an engaging video, then create a book that celebrates Native Americans. Thoughtful discussion and research highlight their contributions. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Plan the lesson on or before Indigenous Peoples' Day
  • Blurbs may be small for learners with large printing; attach a sheet of paper
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires wifi and projection for the video, paper, and pencils for the book
  • The video lists the international date for Indigenous Peoples' Day
  • The plan provides ideas for younger and older participants; younger grades will be additional assistance
  • The plan leaves spaces blank to write personal information
  • Provides a note to teachers about the switch from Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day
  • The Contributions link no longer works