In my research and experience as a teacher educator, I have found social studies curricular materials (textbooks and state standards) routinely place indigenous peoples in a troubling narrative that promotes “Manifest Destiny” – the belief that the creation of the United States and the dominance of white American culture were destined and that the costs to others, especially to indigenous peoples, were justified.
Source: Where are the voices of indigenous peoples in the Thanksgiving story?
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I wonder if the curriculum and textbook standards have changed at all since the research studies cited in the article. I thought K-12 education gave a more balanced view of indiginous people throughout our history.
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