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Students will understand how American Indians adapted and interacted with other ethnic and cultural groups.
A variety of books, poetry and excerpts about American Indians and their culture after or during the reservation era. These can be very short. It would be best if each student had a copy of all the material.
This is the second of five lessons in the Seventh Grade American Indian History Lesson Plan Unit:
Ideas for material:
Essential Question 1: To what extent were Utah's American Indians forced to adapt and interact with non-Indian cultures?
Students will study and evaluate a variety of pictures of American Indians interacting with other cultures.
Essential Question 2: How did the non-Indian culture influence or impact the American Indians and their cultures?
Students will be able to understand how forced adaptation to the non-Indian culture affected the American Indians and their culture.
Essential Question 3: What kinds of current issues are Utah's American Indians facing today?
Essential Question 1: Assessment
Essential Question 2: Assessment
Essential Question 3: Assessment
Utah State Office of Education
Social Studies Enhancement Committee
American Indian History
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