High School Unit 6 US History

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Contemporary Voices Along the Lewis and Clark Trail

Entering a New Era: Nation-Building, Gaming and Self-Determination

Historical Era

1991 - Present: Nation Building

STI Unit Overview

Level 1

Students will:

  • Read an article and participate in a class discussion of Indian Gaming and Self-Governance.
  • Illustrate Indian Gaming and Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country by creating a class storyboard for each topic.
  • Compare the similarities in how Indian Gaming and Criminal Jurisdiction have been shaped by federal legislation and litigation.

Level 2

Students will:

  • Analyze an economic enterprise of a local tribe and its effects on the larger community and neighboring economies.
  • Understand the complicated maze of jurisdiction on Indian lands.
  • Synthesize the impact Indian gaming has on drawing people to the reservations with the jurisdictional and law enforcement needs of the Indian community.

Level 3

Students will:

  • Compare the competing perspectives on Indian gaming and defend a position on Indian gaming on a local reservation.
  • Analyze and evaluate how the outcome of Oliphant v Suquamish Tribe affects tribal sovereignty, examine civil or criminal jurisdiction of a local tribe, and defend a position on the criminal jurisdiction a local tribe has over non-Indians on a local reservation.

STI Essential Questions

  1. What do local tribes do to meet the challenges of reservation life? What do 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

Elese Washines (Yakama Nation)

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