GREAT PLAINS AND INDIGENOUS EDUCATION

Learning Targets I can identify the original Indigenous tribes of the Great Plains. I can identify many attributes of the original Indigenous tribes of the western part of the North American continent.  I can analyze the role that residential schools played in the Indigenous communities.   Key Terms Tepees Elk  …

NORTHEASTERN TRIBES AND NATURAl RESOURCES

Prior to the colonization that occurred between the 16th and 19th centuries, Indigenous Peoples in the Northeastern North American continent had rich cultures with sizable villages and social hierarchies. A few of the larger tribes included the Iroquois, Ojibwa, Sauk, Fox, and Illinois. Explore a handout mapping the original Northeastern Indigenous Tribes …

UNDERSTANDING INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES LESSON PLAN

The culture of Indigenous people in North America  is very wide and overarching. Unfortunately, so is the vast history of mistreatment and misappropriation of Indigenous peoples’ culture. Indigenous American culture can be interesting, cultural, spiritual, creative, and unique. However, we want to learn how to celebrate its originality in the …

Undine Smith Moore: The Dean of Black Woman Composers

Undine Smith Moore was known as the “Dean of Black Woman Composers,” and she was a talented composer and music educator.  Undine was born in 1904 in Jarratt, Virginia to James William Smith and Hardie Turnbull Smith. Undine grew up in a musical household. She started learning piano from Lillian Allen Darden when she was …

William Grant Still: The Dean of African-American Classical Composers

William Grant Still was known as the “Dean of African-American Classical Composers.” He had a renowned career as a composer who broke many racial barriers in classical music.  Still was born on May 11, 1895, in Woodville, Mississippi. He was raised in Little Rock, Arkansas where he started his music education with violin lessons at …