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Native Knowledge 360 (NK360) is a project of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian designed to "inspire and promote the improvement of teaching and learning about American Indians." On the NK360 website, K-12 educators will find a wealth of resources that can be implemented in the classroom. Instructors may want to start by exploring the NMAI's Essential Understandings about American Indians, which are based on the National Council for the Social Studies' national curriculum standards and are intended to guide classroom instruction. Collectively, these essential understandings outline "key concepts about the rich and diverse cultures, histories, and contemporary lives of Native peoples." The Lessons & Resources page contains digital lesson plans, posters, teacher's guides, and other resources for the classroom. Instructors can browse these resources by subject (including art education, social studies, and STEM), grade level, or language (English or Spanish). Teachers may also browse by nation or region. Perhaps a highlight of this collection are the digital lessons, which engage high-school students with essential questions such as "Is a treaty intended to be forever?" and "What kinds of actions can lead to justice?"
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-05-18
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