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Students learn about European colonization of North America through examining maps, conducting research, and constructing a timeline of events to be presented to and discussed with the class.
In this lesson, students learn that Native people have a deeper, spiritual connection to the land and its resources. Everything in the natural world has a spirit, a history, and an immortal life. Origin stories describe this interconnectedness, the true respect for everything on the Earth.
Students study Native American land claims through research and presentation of a particular case study.
Students will learn the difference between Tribal and Individual (Allotted) Trust lands, how undivided interests in Allotments occur, and how it impacts property management decisions.
Students will read to synthesize and analyze creation stories about how the Karuk, and Yurok people received fire. Students will recognize potential subtleties and differences based on translations, environments, and the storyteller’s immediate locale.