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NMAI: American Indian Responses to Environmental Challenges


The National Museum of the American Indian has created a¬†website for environmental science, language arts, and social studies classrooms and educators. This rich interactive resource encourages environmental and language arts literacy while addressing Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards. By showcasing the environmental challenges of the Lummi (WA), Leech Lake Ojibwe (MN), Campo Kumeyaay (CA), and Akwesasne Mohawk (NY), the website addresses both NGSS and social studies standards by expanding knowledge about Native people’s scientific responses to environmental concerns. American Indian Responses to Environmental Challenges engages students with over 20 interactive features and provides lesson plan ideas and additional teacher resources. Students can watch videos, examine object photos, take a quiz, explore territory maps, and discover American Indian environmental and cultural traditions!

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