Indigenous Peoples: Then and Now

Lesson 14

Objective

Explain why Wilma was motivated to make her community a better place.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Native Women of Courage by Kelly Fournel  pp. 39 – 42 — "Wilma Mankiller"

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

Despite hardship and challenge, Wilma was able to revitalize her community. Why was Wilma motivated to make her community a better place? Give two specific reasons. 

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Key Questions

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  • What does it mean to champion the rights of those who are in the minority? 

  • What is an occupation? Why did Indigenous people occupy Alcatraz?

  • How did the Alcatraz occupation influence Wilma?

  • What life-changing experience did Wilma have when she returned to Tahlequah? Why was it life-changing? 

  • What was Wilma trying to accomplish with her community projects? Was she able to accomplish her goals?

Vocabulary

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revitalize     (v.)

to make (someone or something) active, healthy, or energetic again

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Common Core Standards

  • RI.3.3 — Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

Spiral Standards

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L.3.4

L.3.4.b

RF.3.3

RF.3.4

RI.3.1

RI.3.10

RI.3.4

SL.3.1

W.3.10