Day 1

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Learn More About the Spokane People

    Kind of Activity:



    Students will be able to gain a better understanding of the Spokane Indian tribe and Junior Spirit's life within it.

    Common Core Standards:



    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian chronicles Junior Spirit's experiences as a Spokane Indian from a reservation attending a predominantly white high school. In this activity the class will gain a more in-depth knowledge of the Spokane tribe, which plays a huge role in this story.

    Begin the activity with a brainstorming session. Ask the students to name...

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