Indigenous Peoples' Curriculum Day and Teach-In
Every seat was full for the Indigenous People's Curriculum Day and Teach-In on September 8, 2018 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). More than 100 pre-K-12 teachers from Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia attended, and even some teachers from New York, Pennsylvania, Idaho, and Washington. The event was coordinated by NMAI and Teaching for Change.
Teachers engaged with curriculum and strategies for teaching students about Indigenous Peoples' history and life today. The speakers and workshops included resources from Native Knowledge 360° and the campaign to abolish Columbus Day. The books in the children's literature workshop were selected from the recommended list at American Indians in Children's Literature. Two of the workshops were based on lessons from the Zinn Education Project.