Tribal Perspectives on American History, Volume I – Northwest

$20.00 each

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Instead of the familiar themes of exploration, mining, and settlement, this video recounts history from the viewpoint of tribes. Geared toward Middle and High School U.S. History classes, with chapters complementing those of most textbooks.

DVD available alone or in a set with the 103-page Teacher Guide.  Tribal Perspectives on American History, Volume I – Northwest.  75 minutes.  2007.

DVD and 103-page Teacher Guide are suggested for 7th - 12th graders, and integrate the traditions, histories, and cultures of northwest indigenous people to the classroom in an engaging and thoughtful manner. 

Tribal Perspectives on American History, Volume I – Northwest: Here, Indian people tell another version of history from the one we learned in school. Instead of the familiar themes of exploration, mining, and settlement, this video recounts history from the viewpoint of tribes. Geared toward Middle and High School U.S. History classes, with chapters complementing those of most textbooks. 7th – 12th grade classroom DVD, 75 min, chaptered.

This DVD and Teacher Guide were produced as one of the Regional Learning Projects and is part of a comprehensive multimedia educational experience. For more information about the Regional Learning Project and a complete list of the resources available in our catalog please see the article on our "NEWS" page. Also for companion online resources refer to the Regional Learning Project website at:
http://regionallearningproject.org/about/index.html

Each chapter contains features designed to facilitate student understanding of the topics and themes encountered in the DVD. These features include listings of Key Concepts, Vocabulary, Geographical Places, People, and Essential Questions. Pre and Post-Viewing activities, inclusive of instruction and materials, are also provided to enhance learning opportunities.

A complete Transcript Text (verbatim text from each chapter of the DVD) serves as a helpful reference for teachers and students while viewing each chapter.

An extensive bibliography of recommended readings by topic is included in the Appendices, as well as the National and State Content Standards fulfilled by instruction using the DVD and guide.
This essential educational resource integrates geography, social studies, critical literacy, science, and history curriculum, while bringing contemporary issues related to tribal sovereignty, treaties, and land tenure into the classroom for thoughtful study.

Maps and supplemental material

Featured are primary source documents, regional maps (both historical and contemporary) and timelines.

-USGS regional base map of Northwest States
-1881 map by T. Symons, "Department of the Columbia"
-1967 thematic map by W.C. Sturtevant showing Early Indian Tribes, culture and linguistic areas.
-Northwest Tribal Homeland Territories Map
-Timeline example of federal Indian policy impacts
-Blank timeline for activities
-Primary source historical documents
-Graphic Organizer Blackline master for Analyzing Written Document activity