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The Truth About Christopher Columbus

Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (105)
Completed by 428 learners
We will learn about the Taino and Arawak people, the myths vs facts about Cristopher Columbus, and the movement to change the holiday to Indigenous Peoples Day. This class is taught from a Native American perspective.
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


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Meets once
60 minute class

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Class Experience

I am a Lipan Apache woman and mother who loves teaching about Native peoples. Truthful education about us is important and I love to help people of all ages learn accurate information about us. I have been actively involved in organizing to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day in several states.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will be talking about atrocities commited by Columbus and the Spanish in the Americas. I will keep the content and discussion on this age appropriate, but it will include killing, maiming, genocide, and slavery. We will NOT be discussing the sexual abuse that took place. The PowerPoint slideshow includes historical drawings and paintings about the acts Columbus comitted, but they are the more mild ones of this type. This is not a class for sensitive learners. 

Meet the teacher

Kelly Tudor
Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (767)
I am Lipan Apache and a citizen of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas. I am culturally intact, speak my language, and am active in my local Native community. I am raising my two children traditionally Apache. 
    I have noticed my whole life that... 
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