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.
NK360° Helpful Handouts: Guidance on Common Questions provide a brief introduction to teachers about important topics regarding Native American life, cultures, and communities. Honoring Indigenous Inhabitants: Land Acknowledgement discusses land acknowledgement as a dynamic cultural practice rooted in Indigenous traditions. Use this resource as a starting point to recognizing the continuing experiences, rights, and values of Native Peoples. Culturally sensitive activities and resources related to land and tribal sovereignty are provided.
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
In this unit, students will solve three mysteries using evidence from primary sources including, 1) "What does it mean to belong to a group?" 2) "What does it mean to be a citizen?" and 3) "How do groups make decisions?" Students will act as investigators to solve the mysteries which help students understand themselves and their connections to their communities including the ideas and process of voting and why it is important.
History's Mysteries Historical Inquiry for Elementary Classrooms
In this lesson, students will learn about the judicial branch and legal processes in the court room. Students will also engage in a mock trial using contentious issues in the classroom.