Lesson 5: Resistance and Change

Up until now students have focused on the ways in which FIBS and Carlisle Industrial Boarding School practiced forceful assimilation of American Indian students through suppressing their languages, cultures, beliefs, and keeping them away from the support and guidance and influence of their families and Native American communities. Additionally, students have engaged in comparative analysis by looking at the differences between their own schooling experience and that of the students of Carlisle Indian Industrial School. This lesson aims to have students understand and explore the concept of resistance by looking at how students in recent years have resisted oppression towards women and African Americans and have as a result started global resistance movements that are still present today. This lesson is one of two parts as the first lesson explored the concept of resistance by having students research instances of resistance in Native American communities during the 19th and 20th centuries as well as present-day resistance. This lesson will also have students engage in research, but they will instead look at present-day resistance movements focused on different populations and on different issues which still involve student/youth resistance, Educational Inequality (Malala Yousafzai) and the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Lesson 5: Resistance and Change