Understand the perspective of two Native college students and the way their identity conflicted with that of their college and the ways they demonstrated resiliency.
Think about your own personal identity and answer the following questions
1. Who are you? How do you define yourself?
2. What are the influences in your life on your identity? (the media, family, friends, school, sports/extra-curriculars, cultural heritage, family history, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual-orientation, etc..)
3. In what ways has Animas influenced your identity? Do you fit in? Do you not fit in? How so? How does that affect your identity, how you see yourself, how you act?
* KEEP YOUR COPIES OF SHERMAN ALEXIE'S BOOK UNTIL THE END OF CLASS ON MONDAY!
1. Pair-share your starter
2. Whole class: Share out something interesting your partner said
3. Time to read selections from the book, First Person, First Peoples
4. Respond to the reading:
1. What is one challenge/issue that the introduction highlights about Dartmouth College Native American students' experiences?
2. Find one quote from either Bennett's or Chamberlain's personal essay that supports the introduction's claim.
3. What clarifying or probing questions do you have about the reading?
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School