Native American Mascots: Insult or Honor?
The debate can get quite heated when it comes to Native American mascots for sports teams. For years there are a few sports teams both professional and otherwise that have used Native American mascots without much attention but in recent years that has changed. There has been an outcry for these team mascots to be retired. Both sides of the debate have some valid points. The push is on to change the name of sports teams that reflect a reference to Native Americans and to retire the mascots that represent these teams.
Students love to research and interact with each other in this very current and relevant debate!
Included in this Lesson:
- Background Reading
- Debate Graphic Organizer
- List of Credible Websites for Research
- Editable Rubric
- Alternative Reading & Writing Assignment
Great Connection to Current Events & Common Core Activity!