The curated resources linked below are an initial sample of the resources coming from a collaborative and rigorous review process with the EAD Content Curation Task Force.
In this interactive episode, KidCitizen uses a historic panoramic map as an object for active inquiry to engage children in wondering about this representation of a place where people live. Students closely observe the geographic features, like rivers, shorelines, and farmland along with its plant life, animal life, and man-made structures. Students collect clues in the researcher journal and use them throughout the adventure. There are a number of pathways for inquiry. Students may apply their geographic and historical thinking strategies to wonder about movement of people or reflect on the unique qualities of the area that define it as a place.
This resource engages students in the history, location, and past and present culture of the Anishinabe, and American Indian Nation. The focus on one Indigenous nation allows students to acquire a differentiated and accurate understanding of one of the many diverse peoples and cultures living throughout the lands that are now referred to as North and South America, in addition to recognizing elements of a common history of conquest and displacement by Europeans that affected all Native American peoples.
National Endowment for the Humanities
This lesson plan helps students analyze historical images and documents. Students explore the town and history of Buxton, Iowa. Buxton existed only for about 20 years but boasted a population of African-American former sharecroppers and Swedish immigrants who enjoyed economic prosperity and racial equality in this unique Iowa town during the early 1900s.
State Historical Society of Iowa
This lesson teaches students about the responsibilities of the National Park Service in preserving both nature and culture. Students will engage with the changing landscape of Yellowstone National Park and Mesa Verde.
NK360° Helpful Handouts: Guidance on Common Questions provide a brief introduction to teachers about important topics regarding Native American life, cultures, and communities. Native Life and Food: Food Is More Than Just What We Eat explores Indigenous relationships with food. Use this guide to discuss the continuing legacies of sustainable Native food practices. Culturally sensitive activities and resources related to Indigenous foods are provided.