Essential Understandings Regarding Montana Indians

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  1. Very insightful information. I especially appreciate the information on how some traditions may be private. This is a good read. Thank you
  2. Really good information. I found the essential understandings very helpful. Many times students as well as adults have preconceived notions on Native American history!
  3. Good info
  4. Awesome
  5. It is always worthwhile to read and reread the essential understandings.
  6. It is very important to view and review these essential understandings.
  7. It is always a valuable use of time and thought to visit this site. Essential Understandings is posted by my computer!
  8. For those not familiar with Native people and their diverse background, this is a great resource to gain some understanding.
  9. Wonderful
  10. Thank you for this information. It was very insightful! I will be extra careful when I select literature and teaching modalities. I will make sure the viewpoint of the author is inclusive to a diverse population, not exclusive White Anglo-Saxons.
  11. I teach on a reservation. These resources are always welcome.
  12. This is a very well organized and useful tool for the classroom.
  13. well written and thought provoking
  14. nice way to include culture that comes from their own backyard. It makes it more relatable to the students.
  15. Thank you
  16. This is great information to have. Having the background and essentials is good.
  17. Good to know
  18. I work with classes that have a large population on Native American students and this information is great to have to see how it can be used currently in class. There isn't a lot of training that teachers go through in this day and age to truly learn about and discuss native students in their classes. Much of the history of our country is taught from an Anglo-European viewpoint that isn't as consistant in a place like Montana where we have a large Native population in many of our big towns and cities.
  19. Understanding these standards helps me to be a better teacher in my classroom. It has broadened my view...
  20. A plain language representation for students would be great.
  21. Due to the fact that I have Native American students, this information is great,
  22. Good information.
  23. The history of the Indian nations is very helpful. Understanding the backgrounds and the mindsets is essential to presenting different methods in different ways. And it is important to accept all points of views.