Native Resistance: Native Resistance Then and Now

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Native Americans lost so much—and gained so little in return. Scholars explore Native Americans' resistance to the United States government. The lesson uses primary sources to explore the different forms of protest and gives a voice to the struggle of Native Americans. Academics participate in a discussion panel, research conflict between Native American tribes and the government, and create posters to show understanding. The resource also delves into the issues facing Native Americans in modern times. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Arrange for a Native American activist to speak to the class about their heritage 
  • Compare the US government's treatment of Native Americans with other ethnic groups, such as African Americans 
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson is part two of a three-section Becoming US - Resistance series
  • Requires Internet access to complete research 
  • The resource provides varied primary sources to help pupils create a well-rounded perspective
  • Lesson highlights efforts of Native American activists 
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