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Resources for Teachers

The National Museum of the American Indian Web site holds a great font of information for students and teachers. 

National Museum of the American Indian
www.nmai.si.edu

NMAI Education Classroom Resources
www.nmai.si.edu/ (Click on Print Resources or On-line Resources)

NMAI Searchable Collections Database
www.nmai.si.edu/searchcollections

 

Other Internet Resources

Native American Sites
www.nativeculturelinks.com/indians.html 

Native Web
www.nativeweb.org 

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
www.hanksville.org/naresources/ 

National Indian Education Association
www.niea.org 

National Congress of American Indians
www.ncai.org 

For outstanding lesson plans from PBS.ORG go to http://pbs.org/teachers. In the Search bar, type in "Native American Studies." You can further refine your search for Grade Levels 9-12 in the Subject Area of Social Studies.

From there you will find lesson plans, videos, and other resources on myriad issues related to Native Americans culture, sociology, and history, including the subjects of assimilation, sovereignty, Native American contributions, sacred grounds, the power of perspective, the rights of indigenous people in the U.S., and media.

Specific Subject PBS Web site lesson plans for teachers:

http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/class/l05.html

http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/class/l07.html

http://www.pbs.org/circleofstories/educators/lesson2.html

http://www.pbs.org/americanrootsmusic/pbs_arm_itc_lesson_four.html

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/98/grand/overview.html