National American Indian Heritage Month

by Dianne White on November 9, 2010

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As Thanksgiving draws near, what better time to rethink the books you share with children about the history of our country and the role of Native Americans in it. You can encourage critical thinking skills as you discuss the history of Native Americans, a history that began long before Columbus arrived on our shore.

Why not begin with the proclamation President Obama made on October 29th, which closes with, “I call upon all American to commemorate this month with appropriate programs and activities, and to celebrate November 26, 2010, as Native American Heritage Day.” ?

To find authentic, contemporary books, programs, and activities, look at the following websites:

Other websites which offer annotated bibliographies:

Read our interview with Joseph Bruchac, a member of the Abenaki tribe, in Beyond Boundaries.

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