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Transforming Teaching and Learning about American Indians

  • National Museum of the American Indian - Rasmuson Theater 4th Street & Independence Ave, SW Washington, D.C. (map)

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Do you remember the first time you learned about American Indians in school? If you are like most Americans, you probably received only a tiny glimpse into the rich and diverse cultures, histories, and contemporary lives of Native peoples. You may even have learned inaccurate histories, and demeaning and false stereotypes.

Join the NMAI for a symposium in which expert speakers explore the need and how to transform education about Native Americans in order to inspire a more comprehensive vision of history and a greater understanding of our shared experiences.

Learn more about NMAI's national education initiative, Native Knowledge 360. The museum and its partners among Native nations and in the education community are producing exciting new classroom resources and teacher training that feature more complete narratives and build a more empathetic and informed public.

Attend the symposium at the museum or follow on a live webcast: http://americanindian.si.edu/explore/multimedia/webcasts/