We Shall Remain is a multi-media project that explores the Native American experience. The site offers previews for five ninety-minute PBS documentaries spanning three hundred years relating the Native American perspective of pivotal moments in U.S. history. In addition, the site offers educational resources to support classroom discussions, examinations, and activities. Finally, the location acts as a repository for Native American filmmakers to post examples of the modern Native American experience.
Type of Material:
In class, individual and teamwork, supplement to lecture.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
To integrate Native American history and issues into curricula and be part of the historical narrative.
Target Student Population:
Middle school through grad school, particularly social sciences, history, and political science.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
A basic understanding of American History is useful as this material offers a Native American perspective.
Evaluation and Observation
• Summarizes a large amount of material well.
• Provides the Native American perspective
• Well researched and documented
• Excellent educational support for the classroom
• Only includes a preview of the videos which must be purchased to be useful
• Strongly oriented to the Native American experience
• Incomplete in the historical treatment of material – previews only
• Integration of material is occasionally minimized
• Material is occasionally given uneven
• concerns – the material is very good
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
• Excellent discussion questions adaptable for the classroom
• Excellent evaluation questions and projects for use in the classroom
• Excellent video resource in the classroom
• Without buying the DVDs for the classroom, the material is of little value
• The bias towards the Native American perspective is most suited for older students.
• The site could be improved by providing educational support including: learning objectives and prerequisite knowledge statement
• Occasionally material is not well transitioned from one topic or concept to another
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
• Excellent design and production quality
• Engaging and well written material
• Excellent narration
• Site works well and videos/pictures load quickly
• Has a link to the full-length video that does not work – deleted?
• Links to relevant Native American sites are absent