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American Indian Leaders - Legacies Sealed in American History! (New Sections)

An ongoing weekly series focused on profiling American Indian Leaders whose legacies have sealed their place In American History.
Mark Stonecipher
13 total reviews for this teacher
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Class Experience

Students will learn the importance of the people that occupied America prior to and during colonization by Europeans and the the western expansion during the formation of the United States of America.  Students will be encouraged to examine the individuals and the topics discussed and to explore further the role of American Indians in the history of the US and their impact in the past and today. 
As the author of Caesar's Silver (see teacher's profile), one understands that historical facts about an event, or and individual, must be thoroughly researched.  In writing a book of historical fiction, getting the historical facts right, is critical to writing not only an interesting book, but an historically accurate one.  As an historian, teacher and author, I have read extensively about the American Indians, including how they came to the Americas, who they were, the various tribes and their geographical locations, their cultures, their politics, their religious beliefs and who many of their leaders were.  My sources include books of historical fact, historical fiction, existing biographies and primary documents such as recorded speeches or interviews with the individuals or those associated with the individuals.  History is alive and moving and many things that we know today, were not known to historians in the past, so one has to be diligent in research to look not only at what has been written in the past about an individual or an event, but to look for any relevant new information that may have been discovered.
No homework will be required.  
References to additional reading may be provided.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No grades will be provided.  The classes are informative and will encourage independent thinking.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The westward expansion and the taking of Indian lands in the formation of the US has created controversies that continue today.  Many of the American Indian leaders who are profiled, led in the fight to stop the taking of the indigenous peoples land.  The profiles of  the leaders are not biased as to any beliefs, cultural, political or religious that the individual may have had.  They are based strictly upon researched historical facts and known biographies of the individuals who are profiled. The brief biographies of the individuals are only informative and encourage the student to think independently as they study history or historical figures and if interested to research and explore further the profiled individuals.


Mark StonecipherTeacher, Photographer, Writer and Retired Runner
13 total reviews
9 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  My name is Mark Stonecipher.  I am a native Ohioan and a graduate of Tulane University where I received my BA degree with honors in History and minors in English and Education.  I attended Tulane on a full athletic scholarship for Track. ... 
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