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Teaching About Native Americans

Teacher Guides and Lesson Plans

Teaching About American Indians: Stereotypes and Contributions, a resource packet for Kentucky teachers published by the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission

Native Americans: Who Are They Today, a discipline-based unit in social studies for grades 4-5, designed to help teachers overcome obstacles in teaching about Native Americans

Kentucky Teachers' Guide to Native American Literature, a cross-curricular, literature-based activities for teaching about Native American arts, history, and contemporary social issues in grades K-8 using books written by Native American authors

Resources

"A Native History Of Kentucky" by A. Gwynn Henderson, Ph.D. and David Pollack, Ph.D., selections from Chapter 17: Kentucky in Native America: A State-by-State Historical Encyclopedia, edited by Daniel S. Murphree

Facts about the theft of Indian Head Rock from Kentucky

Kentucky Before Boone poster, featuring line drawings and timeline of early Kentucky Native American indigenous cultures

Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission brochure

Native Knowledge 360: Framework for Essential Understandings about American Indians, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Education Office