National Museum Of The American Indian

Image: Middle school students using the museum’s educational resources. Photo by Alex Jamison.

Transforming Teaching and Learning about American Indians

Thursday, November 1
2–5:30 p.m. EDT
Rasumson Theater with Simultaneous Webcast

Do you remember the first time you learned about American Indians in school? If you are like most Americans, you probably received only a tiny glimpse into the rich and diverse cultures, histories, and contemporary lives of Native peoples. You may even have learned inaccurate histories, and demeaning and false stereotypes. 

Join us for a symposium in which expert speakers explore the need and how to transform this narrative and inspire a more comprehensive vision of American history and a richer understanding of our shared experience as a nation. Learn more about the museum’s national education initiative, Native Knowledge 360°

The museum and its partners among Native nations and in the education community are producing a wealth of information and materials to demonstrate that American history cannot be understood without understanding American Indian events—and to show that by engaging in more complete histories we can build an empathetic and better informed citizenry.