Lesson 1: Background of Federal Indian Boarding Schools (FIBS)

In this lesson students will engage with both the concept and detailed overview (who, what, when, where, how, and why) of Federal Indian boarding schools (FIBS). The goal is for students to gain an in-depth understanding of Federal Indian boarding schools through analysing primary and secondary sources and participating in class and partner discussions. Such understanding is important for students as it will help them to understand the experiences of Native Americans within a setting with which they are intimately familiar (school) and how those experiences have shaped Native American communities. Students will in the following lesson have an in-depth look at Carlisle Indian Industrial School to help contextualize the knowledge learned in Lesson 1.

Lesson 1: Background of Federal Indian Boarding Schools (FIBS)