November marks Native American Heritage Month. Here are some ideas of activities you could consider for your classroom this year.
1. Discuss with students the concept of “discovering” America through the Native American perspective. Can you “discover” a land where there are already inhabitants?
2. Explore Native American Art. Many museums such as The Museum of Indian Arts & Cultures have online displays. Consider incorporating some of them into your lessons. Sources: Online Exhibitions, Native American Women Artists
4. Research local tribes to better understand to whom the land we live on today originally belonged. Have students discuss the forces that caused them to lose their land. Sources: Native American Map, Mohegan Tribe