High School Unit 6 US History
Entering a New Era: Nation-Building, Gaming and Self-Determination
1991 - Present: Nation Building
STI Unit Overview
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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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