November 1, 2020 kicks off the official start of Native American Heritage Month. Since 1986, the month of November has been the designated time frame used to recognize the accomplishments of the people who were the original inhabitants, explorers and settlers of the United States.
Join us in celebrating Native American heritage and the individuals who have made history in large and small ways. Take a look at our schedule of activities, recommended movies and books below.
After a student participates in one of the Cultural Celebrations for Native American Heritage Month, we encourage them to complete the exit ticket to be entered into a raffle for the month. All students who complete the exit ticket will be entered in a raffle to win Wildcard Cash: $25 for first place, $15 for 2nd Place, and $10 for 3rd place. Please note that each activity must be tracked individually for the month.
See a list of events:
See a full list of suggested movies:
Reel Injun (2009)
Barking Water (2009)
The Windtalkers (2002)
How do Native Americans Maintain their Culture in a Dominant Society?
Ohio's Burial Mounds
See a full list of suggested books:
Facing East From Indian Country: A Native History of Early America
by Daniel K. Richter
Autobiography of Red Cloud War Leader of the Oglalas
Edited by R. Eli Paul
Geronimo: His Own Story (The Autobiography of a Great Warrior)
By Frederick Turner
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (An Indian History of the American West)
By Dee Brown
Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month, Women's History Month, and our other Cultural Celebrations.