We need to support the teachers who will be responsible for expanding local history classes

Each year as the nation celebrates Native American Heritage Month, educators look for lesson plans and resources to keep their students engaged. Some of these teachers use government-created resources or follow government mandates to teach Aboriginal history, such as: B. Recently published materials in Oregon and a new Indian education law in California.

These states and many others are taking steps in the right direction to ensure that students see Aboriginal history and contemporary experiences as nuanced, relevant, and impactful.

However, these developments become meaningless if we are not able to answer the following question: How do we ensure that our teachers are both well prepared and well equipped to start sharing information and materials that they probably never received it yourself in a formal classroom? ?