2018 Indigenous People's Day Curriculum Teach-In
Join the National Museum of the American Indian, Teaching for Change’s D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice for a back to school teach in on Indigenous Peoples! Be introduced to curriculum ideas and strategies for teaching students about Indigenous Peoples’ history and life today. The speakers and workshops will includes classroom resources from Native Knowledge 360 www.nmai.si.edu/nk360 and the campaign to abolish Columbus Day https://zinnedproject.org/abolish

The keynote speaker is Dr. Sarah Shear, assistant professor of social studies education at Penn State University-Altoona. Workshops include Building Critical Literacy in your classroom: American Indian Children’s Literature, ‘Don’t Take Our Voices Away’: A Role Play on the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change, and more. Read about the workshops and keynote: https://www.dcareaeducators4socialjustice.org/events/indigenous-peoples-curriculum-day-and-teach-in#more

The event will be held at the National Museum of the American Indian (4th St. and Independence Ave. SW) from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Please register here if you can attend. Coffee and lunch are provided along with free classroom resources. Let us know if you can attend and share your classroom experience with us.

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National Museum of the American Indian (NAMI) Resources
Are you using any NMAI resources, activities or lessons to bring Indigenous People’s voices into your classroom?
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Indigenous Peoples Past and Present History
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Columbus and Colonization Curriculum
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