Indigenous Peoples' Day | All About the Holidays

Indigenous people around the world have close ties to their land, their ancestors, and their traditions. Celebrate the native inhabitants of our nations in August (and/or October) by learning more about the holiday and its origin.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the question at the end of the video as a prompt for a research project
  • For older students, begin a discussion and/or debate about celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day instead of Columbus Day
Classroom Considerations

  • Notes native populations around the world, but focuses on North America
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Pros

  • Provides closed captions for easy viewing
  • Short length makes the video versatile for classroom use
Cons

  • None