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Excellent piece as it results in pondering and reflecting on so many levels in addition to the teaching about Native Americans.

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The Question

What is the best way to teach students about Native Americans, both their past accomplishments and current progress?

I’m teaching a group of 2nd grade students about Native Americans of the North West next week, and so far, the curriculum seems highly reductive.

We’re to explain the concepts of the various tribes’ costumes, hunting methods and eventual “fall” due to the work of the settlers.

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