Thu, Sep 28|
Amplifying Native Voices in the Classroom: Teaching the Gold Rush and the California Indian Genocide
Calling all educators! Enrich your Westward Expansion unit by including the California Indian perspective. Grade levels 8-12.
Time & Location
Sep 28, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
About the event
Join us for an engaging 2-hour virtual workshop designed to empower you with the resources needed to teach the California Indian Genocide in your classroom. In this eye-opening session, Native scholars will provide you with tools to teach the Gold Rush and westward expansion with cultural sensitivity and historical accuracy. This session is appropriate for teachers grades 8-12+.
How you will grow:
- Integrate Indigenous Perspectives: Discover strategies for incorporating Indigenous voices, experiences, and perspectives into your social sciences curriculum.
- Uncover Hidden Histories: Gain access to previously silenced historical accounts, primary sources, and educational materials that illuminate the California Gold Rush period.
- Promote Empathy and Understanding: Learn effective teaching approaches and activities that foster empathy, critical thinking, and respectful dialogue among students.
- Cultivate Resilience and Healing: Explore resources and initiatives that support the healing and resilience of Native communities.
- Address Contemporary Issues: Understand the ongoing implications of the California Indian Genocide in present-day Native communities, and explore how to address related social justice issues with sensitivity and relevance.
How it works:
- Interactive sessions and Q&A opportunities
- Engage directly with our free online curriculum
- Seek guidance on implementing the learned strategies in your own teaching practice
Who We Are:
Redbud Resource Group’s advisors represent diverse Tribal communities. Throughout the workshop, we integrate expert knowledge from the fields of education and public health, as well as our personal insight as Native people.
Trelasa Baratta, Tribal Member at Middletown Rancheria, Education Specialist at Redbud Resource Group
Taylor Pennewell, Tribal member at Berry Creek Rancheria, Executive Director at Redbud Resource Group
Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your teaching practice and empower your students with a more comprehensive understanding of California's past.
Register now to secure your spot!
For inquiries, contact Trelasa Baratta, Education Specialist:
+$1.13 service fee
+$1.13 service fee