Teaching about Standing Rock

standing-rockThe large-scale protest around the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota offers an opportunity to make history relevant for students by exploring connections between the past and present. Below are a number of articles and teaching suggestions we found that provide context and historical perspective to the current protest. There has also been a lot of compelling coverage via social media — an engaging and comfortable platform for your digital native students.
Have you discussed or taught about the Standing Rock protest in your social studies classes? If so, we’d love to hear how you have done this and what resources you have found most useful. Please share on the MNHS History Education Facebook Page, the Northern Lights Teacher Closed Facebook Group, or tag @HistoryEdMNHS in a Tweet. Let’s have a dialogue!

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