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Posted on March 11, 2015 11:55 pm
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If you were teaching a social studies lesson about Native Americans. What would you do if one of your students makes a comment like, "The Indians helped the white settlers?. How would you handle this situation?
 
     
     
 
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Posted March 12, 2015 6:46 pm

tubyzy
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I would use this opportunity to talk about the difference between Native Americans and Indians since there is a difference--Native Americans are the indigenous people of the United States and Indians are people who identify their country of origin as India. I would also make sure to talk to students about stereotyping and misrepresentation. Just like you may not want to be referred to a certain way, they might feel the same way.
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Kathy Allen
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I think that it is a great teaching opportunity!
  Posted on: February 23, 2018 9:10 pm

Lawrence Poluchowicz
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This is a great teaching opportunity, because it allows the students to explore differences. Research can definitely help as well, as it would help students broach the differences.
  Posted on: October 6, 2018 6:45 pm

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Solution 2
Posted March 12, 2015 4:47 pm

buZage
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I would use this as an opportunity to explain the Native American culture. It is important to confirm that the Native Americans did in fact helped the white settlers, but when stating this confirmation, say, "Yes, the Native Americans helped the European immigrants because in their culture it is important to be giving." From there, you can go into specific practices and beliefs of different tribes (even if it's not in their standards) in order to make the lesson more multicultural by providing more background as to why the Native Americans would have wanted to help the new settlers.
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Solution 3
Posted March 12, 2015 2:35 pm

maTaTy
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You just need to re-direct their choice of words and this can be difficult. Students come with the pre-knowledge of such slang words, and it is's hard to break them of what they hear at home. Just try and teach them to be sensitive to all people and we all help each other no matter the color of skin!
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Solution 4
Posted March 12, 2015 6:45 pm

tubyzy
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I would use this opportunity to talk about the difference between Native Americans and Indians since there is a difference--Native Americans are the indigenous people of the United States and Indians are people who identify their country of origin as India. I would also make sure to talk to students about stereotyping and misrepresentation. Just like you may not want to be referred to a certain way, they might feel the same way.
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Solution 5
Posted March 12, 2015 11:03 am

PaGuDu
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In essence, the student would be correct. And, I would tell them so. However, I would make sure to outline the history of how the native Americans inhabited this land prior to the arrival of the settlers. Additionally, it is important to study and understand Native American culture and not just in the context of its contribution to early American colonial culture.
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eZuGeQ
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I agree with this solution, but I think it could be improved on with other ideas.
  Posted on: October 14, 2015 8:30 pm

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Solution 6
Posted October 3, 2016 8:17 pm

PumuMu
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This can be hard to think about
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Solution 7
Posted October 10, 2016 12:16 am

PeQyGa
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This sounds like a perfect teaching opportunity. Most students say these things just because they do not know the difference between the names.
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Solution 8
Posted February 24, 2017 5:54 pm

nick morse
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Talk about the differences in the terms.
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