“Learn About” Questions
- How and why were boarding schools established in the United States?
- Where were/are some of the boarding schools in the United States, and what was/is their reputation?
- What were Jim Crow Laws?
- How are the impact of the Jim Crow Laws on African American people similar to the impact of boarding schools on Native American people?
- What did moral courage look like at these times in history?
- What makes something ethical?
- What makes something legal?
- Why does legal not always mean ethical?
- Why is it important for teachers today to understand this history?
“Learn From” Questions
- Have I ever experienced a point in my life where I needed moral courage to make it through?
- Are there stories in my family’s history where we endured the effects of prejudice? What was it like?
- Are there things that people in my family are prejudiced against that I no longer agree with? What impact does that have on my relationships with my family?
- Did my family ever experience an “unraveling of our identity?” How did this experience impact us/me?
- Have I ever struggled with my own identity? Why? How did or do I deal with it?
- Are there things about my own history that I wish others outside my family understood better? What are they?