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Social Studies

Invasion: Western Expansion From an Indigenous Perspective (Ages 8-12)

In this 3 week course, students will learn about US western expansion from an Indigenous perspective - a perspective that is not often told.
Kelly Tudor
600 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 46 learners
🔥  All classes have sold out.
65 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 3 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

I am a citizen of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas and an experienced Native educator. I have been teaching online and in person for almost a decade, am a paid consultant with multiple curriculum companies, am on a committee in Texas to develop a Native Studies course for the state, and I train teachers and educators on how to identify Native stereotypes in educational materials and how to select better materials. I have several highly rated classes on Outschool that deal with sensitive topics and history and I do my best to teach these topics with care for my students. 
1 hour 5 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will be talking about western expansion from a Native perspective, so this will include topics like: invasion, land theft, disease, wars, massacres, death, genocide, slavery, extermination campaigns, forced assimilation, environmental destruction, racism, Native rights violations and issues, poverty, etc. 
These subjects are very sensitive and can be upsetting. I approach these topics with sensitivity and care. 

Historic images and paintings are used in the slideshows - the ones I use are relatively mild, but do include historic photographs of Native prisoner of war camps and internment sites, historic photographs of the destruction of the buffalo herds, drawings and paintings of historic events and people, images that include weapons, and images of modern poverty and rights violations. Nothing is extreme or over the top, but the content exists because those are the topics we are talking about. 

I will be using several videos - most of them have no concerning content, however I will be using multiple clips of a video from the National Museum of the American Indian in which there are personal stories of forced removal as well as the use of a racial slur. 

This class is not for sensitive learners and I have a strict age limit set for the class. 

I will be posting additional resources, videos, and articles in the classroom after each class. Please be sure to review these resources or explore them with your student. Videos will be embedded in the classroom. 
An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States for Young People
Atlas of Indian Nations
National Museum of the American Indian
Native Governance Center
Native American Rights Fund
Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History
Indian Country Today
Native Knowledge 360 


Kelly TudorI am a Lipan Apache woman who loves teaching about who we are as Native people
600 total reviews
286 completed classes

About Me

***NOTE*** Fall/Autumn is my busiest time as an Outschool teacher. I teach part time and can only schedule about 2-4 weeks in advance (for personal reasons). My classes fill fast in the fall, so keep an eye on your favorites to see when new... 
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