Resources about Native America
February 27, 2012 12:04 PM Subscribe
Help me find resources for elementary age children regarding the modern Native American experience.
posted by RajahKing to Education (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
As a parent of a elementary school kid in Brooklyn, NY with extended family in Oklahoma of Cherokee heritage, I am concerned that the combination of prevalent cultural imagery, and curriculum on "Native American history" has already taught my small kid that Native Americans are from the past and don't actually exist anymore. The only curriculum her school has planned through 6th grade is all pre-industrial history. I have to keep reminding her about Aunt Dorothy...
So, do you all know of any resources to help counteract these prevalent messages? I am interested in books, movies, etc., that I can show my kiddo, but I also have some buy-in from her school to share such information more widely - so I would very much like to hear suggestions about organizations, curriculum, guest speakers or teachers that might help her class learn about the more than five million Native American people alive and well today.