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Students analyze a tribe’s vision and mission statement and create a model for designing an original one for another tribe.
This lesson aligns with Common Core standards RH4, RH5, RH7.
RH4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.
RH5 Analyze how a text uses structure to emphasize key points or advance an explanation or analysis.
RH7 Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.
RH4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
RH5 Analyze in detail how a complex primary source is structured, including how key sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text contribute to the whole.
RH7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
Montana Social Studies Content Standards 2
Students analyze how people create and change structures of power, authority, and governance to understand the operation of government and to demonstrate civic responsibility.
Montana Social Studies Content Standard 4
Students demonstrate an understanding of the effects of time, continuity, and change on historical and future perspectives and relationships.
Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians 3
The ideologies of Native traditional beliefs and spirituality persist into modern day life as tribal cultures, traditions, and languages are still practiced by many American Indian people and are incorporated into how tribes govern and manage their affairs.