Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-5)
Students will research a particular sociological problem plaguing society and will apply this learning to their understanding of the text and its themes.
Though the subject of white settlers' abysmal and murderous treatment of Indians throughout history is a difficult subject to talk about, the conversation is crucial to achieving the kinds of freedoms and relief from oppression for which David Grann is arguing in his portrait of the Reign of Terror in his book Killers of the Flower Moon. By having some of these tough discussions in a classroom setting and by looking at statistics and research findings that clearly point to the issue's relevance in our society, students will come to a place of understanding regarding the importance of fighting for freedom to be equally distributed among people of all cultures and races.
Independent Activity: Sustained and widespread oppression of Indians at the...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.2, 9-10.6, 9-10.8, 11-12.2, 11-12.6, 11-12.8
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