Respect for All Life

Ten percent of the world's forest carbon stores exist on the 18 percent of land legally owned by indigenous people. The first lesson in a series of four discusses the way different groups of people treat the land and forests. Scholars research one specific area through videos, articles, and discussion to better understand what works and what doesn't.  

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Instructional Ideas
  • Teach in coordination with social studies units on indigonous people or westward expansion
  • Research other public or private partnerships on continents other than North America to compare ideas
Classroom Considerations
  • Carefully select which pupils read which articles, as they are at vastly different reading levels
  • Offers an extension to examine the idea of boarding schools for indigenous children that force them to assimilate
  • Includes cross-curricular connections to science, social studies, and language arts
  • Provides links to many articles, videos, photographs, and other supporting documents
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