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.
The Haudenosaunee Guide for Educators is designed to provide a deeper and more integrated understanding of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) life—past and present.
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Students will examine the significance of constitutional principles during the colonial period, investigating how they emerged and the influence they had on colonial society.
Bill of Rights Institute
This is a two-part lesson that demonstrates natural and human impact on an environment by examining changes in a hypothetical river system over time. In part one, students work in groups to solve a problem during one of four different eras; in part two, students present their problems and solutions in chronological order, thus revealing a story of one river over time. Finally, students discuss water pollution issues in their own community and consider possible ways to address those problems.
Constitutional Rights Foundation
This lesson explores some ideas in the Preamble to the Constitution. Students learn that the power to govern belongs to the people who have created the government to protect their rights and promote their welfare.
Center for Civic Education
Students begin this inquiry unit by learning about tribal sovereignty today and why it is important. Students then learn about Native Amercican lands in the 18th Century by investigating different historical maps. Students conclude the unit by analyzing primary sources to find five different strategies used by four different Native nations during the American Revolution.