2024 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In

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8th Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Curriculum Teach-In

Saturday, September 28, 2024
9:30AM – 2:00PM ET
National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street SW, Washington, DC


The 8th annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In, hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in collaboration with Teaching for Change, is an opportunity for educators to convene in person and strategize on uplifting Native voices directly into the classroom. Recommended for grades K–12.

This event will be hosted IN PERSON in Washington, DC at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Coffee and snacks will be provided in the morning during registration check-in and lunch will be catered. We encourage participants to bring a reusable water bottle.

Teachers select two workshop breakout sessions that include relevant and resource-rich experiences to support effective use of NMAI-DC exhibitions, American Indian-focused classroom lessons, and resources from Teaching for Change and NMAI. The goal of the Teach-In is to support awareness of the museum’s Native Knowledge 360° (NK360°) national education initiative and its classroom lessons to promote improved teaching about American Indian communities. Teachers play a crucial role in advancing the museum’s work to transform popular understandings of Native history, cultures, and contemporary lives.

Teaching for Change and NMAI museum educators will share key concepts from NMAI’s Essential Understandings Framework, children’s literature from Social Justice Books, and classroom materials from NMAI’s Native Knowledge 360° education initiative.


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9:30 AM: Participant Check-In
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Welcome & Keynote Address
10:40 AM – 11:30 AM: Workshops Round One
11:30 AM – 12:20 PM: Lunch with Optional Interactive Debrief & Brainstorm
12:30 PM – 1:20 PM: Workshops Round Two
1:20 PM: Evaluation & Book Distribution


Additional events hosted in partnership with the
Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian:


2024 Native Knowledge 360° Teach-In


Saturday, November 2, 2024
12:00 Pm – 3:00 pm (ET) / 9
:00 am – 12:00 Pm (PT)
Online via Zoom

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and Teaching for Change deliver a day of online conversation, curriculum highlights, workshops, and idea exchange — preceded by a short keynote presentation. Participants will have the chance to attend two rounds of workshops and engage with each other virtually via Zoom.

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