Middle School Social Studies / 7th Grade

Upholding Indigenous Rights

How can we repair the historic and current injustices perpetrated on the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas?

This unit is anchored in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).  Students explore the past and the present through an analysis of the legacies of the Columbian Exchange and its effects on Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.  They examine how the rights of Indigenous Peoples have and have not been upheld around the world in preparation for a culminating U.N. Simulation advocating for the protection of the Amazon rainforest and the Indigenous Peoples who live there. 

Unit length: 7 weeks (35 hours)

"When I come to school now, I am actually happy to be here, like I want to be here at school."

Jayana, Student
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