High School Unit 1 Contemporary World Problems

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Human Rights - Constitutional Issues: A Tribal Perspective

Historical Era

The Present: Nation Building

STI Unit Overview

Level 1:
Students will:

  • Explain and analyze the causes of substandard housing in Indian Country
  • Understand how policies impact communities and how policies serve to resolve or create community conflicts
  • Explore the process of community-based decision making using a community development setting

Level 2:
Students will compare and contrast the treaty provisions that provide for adequate housing, nutrition, healthcare, education, etc. with the realities of the provisions for at least one local tribe.

Level 3:
Students will:

  • State a position on the adequacy of adhering to treaty rights to ensure the basic human rights of at least one local tribe.
  • Analyze why the provisions in the treaty were negotiated and to what degree they were implemented for national and/or international interests from two or more social science perspectives.
  • Analyze of the effects of the policy including a discussion of how the policy affected stakeholders in the United States and how the policy imposed costs or provided benefits for other nations

STI Essential Questions

  1. What is the legal status of the tribes who negotiated or who did not enter into United States treaties?
  2. What do local tribes do to meet the challenges of reservation life? What do these tribes, as sovereign nations, do to meet the economic and cultural needs of their tribal communities?

Standards for Social Studies, English Language Arts, Environmental and Sustainability Education, and Social Emotional Learning

OSPI-Developed Assessments for Social Studies

Unit Developed By

Shana Brown (Yakama descendent)

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