Teaching about Native People and Settler Colonialism: A Story of Land and Maps

With Michelle Leblanc of the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center and endawnis Spears of the Akomawt Educational Initiative

Engaging with Experts

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Evaluating Visual Evidence; Communication; Developing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity


5 PDPs


Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $200

Open to all K-12 educators.

What are best practices for using both historical and modern maps to teach about Native peoples in your classroom? In this seminar, educators from the Akomawt Educational Initiative and Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center will explain their 2019 collaboration to create the exhibition “America Transformed: Mapping the 19th Century,” which resulted in a series of approaches and resources for teaching with maps inclusive of Native perspectives. Engage with educators from both institutions in conversations and lessons that will equip and empower you to teach about Indigenous perspectives, whether you are helping students explore the history of the contemporary Native people in Massachusetts or ongoing multi-national activism for land and water rights from Standing Rock to Nova Scotia.

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.


Contact Sara Clamage at sara@primarysource.org.

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.


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