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Several years ago, Dr. Erich Longie and I participated in an analysis of the NIES database where we found that the more native youth learned their culture and language in school, the worse their math scores. This finding held true even when we controlled for socioeconomic indicators like mother’s education. […]

Including Native American culture in your math class














It’s the end of the week and that means that it’s time for the Freebie Friday. Today’s freebie is a video on how tobacco is considered sacred by most Native American tribes. The video talks about the way that tribes use tobacco and the reasons behind it. You can view […]

Freebie Friday: Tobacco is Considered Sacred by Most Native American ...


We had someone write us a harshly worded Facebook message the other day, excoriating us for using this image. They were appalled, apparently, that in AzTech – a series of games about Central American and U.S. Latin American history – we would include the conquistadors. Now, mind you, the game […]

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