Explore life among the various American Indian nations prior to European exploration of the New World.
Identify the major regional American Indian nations of North America.
Examine the cultures of American Indian nations; e.g., languages, beliefs, traditions, and lifestyles
Given the amount of content they are required to teach the majority of Social Studies teachers have eliminated or simplified the teaching of Native Americans within their curriculum.
Write a persuasive essay to an educator, school board member and/or legislator explaining why the teaching of Native Cultures must be included in the Utah State Core. Explain what you believe we can learn from studying Native cultures. Use specific historical examples to support your essay. Explain why you believe sharing Native stories and culture is important, and how a study of these cultures can enrich us today.
Please follow the format provided on the webpage to prepare, write and publish your essay. Completed essays are due October 25th, 2015.