Indian Boarding Schools Web Quest
will interpret patterns of behavior reflecting values and attitudes that
contribute or pose obstacles to cultural understanding.
"It's cheaper to educate Indians than to
--Indian Commissioner Thomas Morgan .
Indian Boarding Schools
- What were the
key issues and challenges
for Native Americans forced to attend the Indian Schools? What were the
objectives of the school? Of the government? Identify three
issues/challenges and summarize two of the testimonies in this section. What
did you learn?
- What did the
first hand account and the
daily schedule reveal about
assimilation through education?
- Read the
Carlisle and the
Phoenix . Write a synopsis for both: How and Why were the schools
founded? Describe the students' response to the school/teachers. What are your thoughts on
the attempt to “Americanize” Native
- As you study the
student portraits consider what you have learned about the American
Ideals. What was your initial response to the photos? Did we successfully
promote the ideals?
Indian Education: 20th Century perspective: Read
Sherman Alexie's Indian Education and A Drug called
What new insight is offered on 20th Century Native
Americans and their point of view by the way Alexie tells his stories?
You must make specific
reference to story passages.