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
Use the embedded links to answer the questions below
- As you read the the attached, identify and briefly
key issues and challenges
for Native Americans forced to attend the Indian Schools. List the
objectives of the schools as well as the government then read and summarize
one testimony in this section. What
did you learn about the Assimilation program? Who did it benefit? How?
- What did the
first hand account and the
daily schedule teach you about the assimilation of Indian children through education?
Will this program produce future doctors as Dawes predicted? Why/Why not?
- Read the
Carlisle and the
Phoenix . 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. Choose two portraits and complete the following: Describe what you
see. What was your initial response to the photos? Why?