I often found myself wishing I could go into more details on the battles between Native Americans and the United States government in the late 19th century. With this assignment, students will read two chapters from Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown, make generalizations across the two chapters, and assess the author's purpose and perspective. I've assigned this as extra credit and required outside reading--it all depends on your students and the timing! It's a great way to get them to do some in-depth reading on an important topic.
By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Evaluate authors’ differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors’ claims, reasoning, and evidence.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.