"Learn About"

  1. What are boarding schools? Who developed them?  Why were they used?
  2. Who is Captain Pratt?
  3. What role does Carlisle Boarding School play in history?
  4. How did Captain Pratt’s quote, “Kill the Indian, save the man” impact how boarding schools were run?
  5. At what age did most children leave to attend boarding schools?
  6. Why were many children unable to return home during the summers?
  7. How did the experiences of boarding schools impact children in negative ways? Positive ways?
  8. Why did many who attended boarding schools forget their language and cultural identity?
  9. How did the disbanding of tribal chiefs in the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act impact communities?
  10. Why was assimilation so important to the federal government?
  11. In what ways were attempts to assimilate the native people accomplished? Unsuccessful?

"Learn From"

  1. Did I ever go away from home for a period of time as a child? What was the experience like for me?  How old was I when I had this experience?
  2. Did my experience in school allow me to share my true identity? Were there ever things I felt the need to hide about myself to fit in?
  3. How has my own education impacted me in positive ways? Negative ways?
  4. Have I ever felt more distant from or less connected to my family after being away from them or learning about new things? How do I deal with that distance?
  5. Are there things about me that feel assimilated? Why or why not?

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