Students cite examples of respect/disrespect from the historical biography of Cynthia Ann Parker.
One 20-minute class period
The learner will:
This character education mini-lesson is not intended to be a service learning lesson or to meet the K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice. The character education units will be most effective when taught in conjunction with a student-designed service project that provides a real world setting in which students can develop and practice good character and leadership skills. For ideas and suggestions for organizing service events go to www.generationon.org.
Tell the students that they will read a story about a woman who was born in a white family and spent most of her life within a Native American community.The story is true, but some of the details have been lost or changed in the retelling. Some of the early retellings were altered in order to generate negative feelings about the Native American culture.
Lesson Developed By:Betsy Flikkema
Why do you think people who cared about her made such bad decisions for her life?
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