October 25, 2021

Primary Source Learning: Native American Perspectives

Last Updated on August 30, 2021

In celebration of Native American Heritage month, the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog provides some great suggestions for teaching students to view the experiences and contributions of Native Americans from various perspectives. Comparing sources from multiple perspectives provides students with practice in critical thinking and evaluating evidence and arguments. Links to more Native American teaching resources are listed below and you’ll find even more primary source resources from around the Library via the Native American Heritage themed link set.

Lesson plans

Guided Primary Source Analyses

Native American Boarding Schools primary source set with teacher’s guide

Collection Connections

History of the American West, 1860-1920 lesson & activity ideas (search for photos using Denver Public Library’s Western History Photo Collection)

The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820 lesson & activity ideas

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