Lesson 1 (from Part 1)
The title of this book is "Custer Died for your Sins, An Indian Manifesto." The objective of this lesson is to understand what a manifesto is and what purpose this book serves as a manifesto.
Vocabulary: Manifesto: A manifesto is a public declaration of principles and intentions, often political in nature. Manifestos relating to religious belief are generally referred to as a creed. Manifestos may also be life or stance-related.
Talking Points:Parts of a Manifesto:
Manifestos should have 3 basic parts: Strategic direction, outline of prospective ideas and initiatives, and ways to measure success.
1. Class Discussion: Define manifesto. How is this book a manifesto? How can you tell in the first chapter? What parts of the manifesto as described above are present? Where are they in the chapter? Do not discuss the parts, just identify them in the chapter. Is this a political manifesto...
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