Task: Rewrite history with honesty, integrity, and respect while conveying acute understanding of historical perspective and audience (Who are you writing for? Why?).

 

How? Determine who you would like to teach and how you would convey your message.

 

Remember:  Whatever you chose as a medium, your final product will require you to reconcile the federal government’s role in decision to commit and or condone genocide. You must encompass cultural misunderstanding, Westward Expansion and the American Ideal; Indian Wars, compulsory removal and assimilation of Native Americans in the 19th century, relevant Supreme Court decisions/ federal treaties and the American Indian children boarding schools; Voices of Native American people in history, literature, art, politics and more.

 

Project Proposal

1.      Who are you writing this for? Why?

 

2.      How will you convey your message?

 

3.      What do you want your audience to know about American [Indian ]History (specifics)

 

4.      What do you want them to understand? (Big Picture)

 

5.      How have you to reconciled the federal government’s role in decision to commit and or condone genocide?

 

6.      Review the Check List below – have you incorporated at least 4 of the following in your project?

 

ü  Cultural misunderstanding

ü  Westward Expansion and the American Ideal

ü  Indian Wars

ü  Compulsory removal and assimilation of Native Americans in the 19th century

ü   Relevant Supreme Court decisions/ federal treaties

ü   American Indian children boarding schools

ü   Voices of Native American people in history, literature, art, politics and more.