High School Curriculum
U.S. History - 11th Grade
Unit 1: Our Foundation: Foundational Documents and the Boldt Decision (Boldt I and II)
Unit 2: Industrialization and the Emergence of the United States as a World Power: The Allotment Act
Unit 3: Reform, Prosperity, and Depression: Indian Reorganization Act
Unit 4: World War II, The Cold War, and International Relations: Termination and Relocation
Unit 6: Entering a New Era: Nation-Building, Gaming and Self-Determination
Contemporary World Problems - 12th Grade
Unit 1: Human Rights - Constitutional Issues: A Tribal Perspective
Unit 2: Environmental Issues: The Boldt Decision
Unit 3: Globalization and the Economy; The Hanford Nuclear Reservation and Its Effects on Tribal Sovereignty
Unit 4: Civic Action and the Economy: Nation-Building and Taxation
Ancient Civilization History and World History Tool
Native Knowledge 360° - PNW Inquiries - Grades 9-12
This inquiry provides perspectives from Native American community members, images, objects, and other sources to help students and teachers understand the important connections between foods and cultures for Native People of the Pacific Northwest. Discover how Native Nations of the Pacific Northwest take action to protect and sustain salmon, water, and homelands.
This inquiry provides perspectives from Native American community members and their supporters, images, news footage, an interactive timeline, and other sources about an important campaign to secure the treaty rights and sovereignty of Native Nations of the Pacific Northwest. Explore the many actions Native Nations took to address injustices.
- How does the physical geography affect Northwest Tribes' culture, economy, and where they choose to settle and trade?
- What is the legal status of the Tribes who negotiated or who did not enter into United States treaties?
- What were the political, economic, and cultural forces that led to the treaties?
- What are the ways in which Tribes respond to the threats and outside pressure to extinguish their cultures and independence?
- What do local Tribes do to meet the challenges of reservation life; and, as sovereign nations, do to meet the economic and cultural needs of their Tribal communities?
High School Outcomes
By the time Washington State students leave high school, they will:
- recognize landmark court decisions and legislation that affected and continue to affect Tribal sovereignty;
- understand that Tribal sovereignty protects Tribes' ways of life and the development of their nations;
- understand that Tribal, state, and federal agencies often work together toward the same goal;
- explain the governmental structure of at least one Tribe in their community; and
- distinguish between federally and non-federally recognized Tribes.
Alignment with Washington State Learning Standards*
- Social Studies Standards
- English Language Arts Standards
- Science and Learning Standards
- Environmental and Sustainability Education Standards
- Social Emotional Learning Standards
*Refer to unit overview page for standards alignment of specific Since Time Immemorial lessons.
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