Columbus and the Native Americans.

What really happened and how do we see the social history of the Native Americans through their eyes?

Discussion: Kennedy, Thomas and Cohen reading

Now that we’ve read about the Indians and Columbus:

  • What would you say about them based on your reading?
  • How is our perception of them shaped by historians?
  • What themes did our readings focus on?
  • If there is a bias, where does it come from and how is it manifested?

Watch the simple animated video history,

Columbus on trial

Discussion: 

  • Has your perspective of Columbus changed?
  • Of native Americans?
  • How can you read history and be aware of biases?
  • If you were to write about columbus, what themes would you focus on, knowing that you cannot write everything about everything?
  • What themes did your readings choose?

In groups of 2 or 3, you will now work on your social history assessment

Write your team members and the specific members or group you will research here