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Native Knowledge 360 (NMAI)

The National Museum of the American Indian has launch Native Knowledge 360°, a national education initiative to inspire and promote improved teaching and learning about American Indians. With this launch, NMAI is unveiling the new NK360° education webpages, featuring information about the initiative, educational resources for classrooms, and professional development opportunities and other important information for educators.
In addition, NMAI have launched four new online educational inquiries. To develop these classroom-ready resources, museum scholars worled 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 the NK360° materials are carefully aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and with the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards.
The museum invites 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?

NMAI invites you to "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."
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To receive announcements of upcoming educator programs at NMAI, please visit

To read the NCSS Position Statement (March 2018) "Toward Responsibility: Social Studies Education that Respects and Affirms Indigenous Peoples and Nations," please visit

To visit the main NMAI webpage for educators, visit Visit

This announcement was submitted by

Edwin Schupman (Muscogee)
Manager of National Education, Smithsonian,
National Museum of the American Indian
SchupmanE [at]
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