What's New in Indian Country? (view)

Units included with this Open Author resource:

Unit 1: Native America and the Media
Learning goals:
summarizing, debating, discussing, speaking, reading, listenting
Native American, Article, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Reading and Language Arts
WI.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.2, WI.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1d, WI.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.4, WI.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1c, WI.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.8, WI.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.6


This is a Monday assignment in my Native American Lit. Class. Students read articles on current topics in Indian Country and write about or present their findings to the class on Tuesdays to spark discussion. At the beginning of the year, I usually show a video or clip about a current hot topic to gain their interest. This year I showed the documentary AWAKE about the Dakota Access Pipeline and the protests there, which prompted debate and discussion, and ignited their interest in topics related to Native Americans.