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This site has been designed to help students and educators celebrate the International Day of the World's Indigenous People through active learning.

The materials presented are ideal for students aged 12-16. The case studies may be used as supplements to a traditional curriculum or history text. As a whole, the site can be incorporated into the following subjects: Social Studies, Political Science, History, Languages, Arts, Geography, Civics, Current Affairs or any course dealing with international relations. Students familiar with model UN programs would also benefit from the materials of this site.


Teachers' Guide

Learning Activities
The learning activities presented in each section are student-centered. They are designed as informal, participatory exercises or suggestions for students to take further action. With a little teacher ingenuity, however, these activities could easily be adapted as formal lesson plans.

The information provided in this site could also be used for classroom activities and planning prior to 9 August, the International Day of the World's Indigenous People. The possibilities are up to you, the Teacher.

All of the case study pages can be printed and photocopied as supplemental classroom resources. In addition, there are many on-line resources provided in each section of this site. Some are focused on education, while others are more oriented towards the issues. Some may be of more use to you, the Teacher, than to your students.

One additional website that may be useful in teaching about the United Nations and Indigenous Peoples is the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) outside link page on Indigenous Peoples as partners.

Other Suggestions
Students browsing this site may need guidance and support from their Teachers to engage with some of the more complex issues presented.

One final note… In researching this site, we came upon a very interesting resource page highlighting "Appropriate methods for teaching about Native American People". If interested, visit http://www.ableza.org/dodont.html outside link.

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