Indian Mascot Debate
Kind of Activity:
Students will make a case for one side of the Indian Mascot debate.
Common Core Standards:
Alexie mentions the fact that many sports teams (from local teams through professional level) use the names of Indian tribes and Indian images as mascots. There has been heated debate about this topic for many years. In this activity, students will debate this topic.
On the first day, split students into three groups: pro-Indian mascots, anti-Indian mascots, and a jury. The pro and anti groups work together, doing research, to write a statement explaining their position and...
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