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The National Museum of the American Indian - Native Knowledge 360°

Native Americans that has been put together by the Smithsonian for their new project.

Please read below and check them out!


The National Museum of the American Indian is excited to announce the launch of Native Knowledge 360°, our national education initiative to inspire and promote improved teaching and learning about American Indians. With this launch, we are unveiling the new NK360° education web pages where we feature information about the initiative, educational resources for classrooms, and professional development opportunities and other important information for educators American Indian.si.edu/NK360.


In addition, we have launched four new online educational inquiries. To develop these classroom-ready resources we worked in collaboration with Native communities, education professionals, university scholars, and teachers. These materials take advantage of what is possible with online education. They feature primary and secondary sources, Native perspectives, images, objects from the museum’s collection, media, and digital interactivity. The content is accompanied by lesson plans for teachers and skills-based assessments for students. In addition, all of our NK360° materials are carefully aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and with the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for social studies education.


We invite you to explore these new classroom resources:


Pacific Northwest History and Cultures Inquiry: Why Do the Foods We Eat Matter?



Pacific Northwest Fish Wars Inquiry: What Kinds of Actions Can Lead to Justice?



Northern Plains History and Cultures Inquiry: How Do Native People and Nations Experience Belonging?



Northern Plains Treaties Inquiry: Is a Treaty Intended to Be Forever?



Please share these resources with other educators. We also invite you to find us on Facebook and Twitter and share our posts with your social media communities.





Edwin Schupman (Muscogee)

Manager of National Education


National Museum of the American Indian


SchupmanE@si.edu  |  (202) 633-6634  |  (202) 746-2191 | (202) 633-6894 fax



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