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Native American Stereotypes (Graphs and Charts)

Below is a humouristic chart making fun of what kids in the US learn about Native American culture. Although it is meant as a joke, there may be some seriousness under the surface.

  • Make similar charts called
    • “What Kids Learn about the Sámi in Norwegian Elementary School”
    • “What Kids Learn about the Aborigines in Australian Elementary School”
    • “What Kids Learn about the Maoris in New Zealand Elementary School”.
  • Present your charts and compare them in class.
    • To what extent were they different?
    • In the light of your presentations, discuss stereotypes and prejudice.

For more information on how to work with graphs and charts, check out chapter 5: Communicating with Technology > Exercises > Reading Charts and Graphs

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