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CERCA Now: How are Indigenous American stories told today?


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CERCA Now Indigenous 1


Let's Talk! With Cynthia Leitich Smith

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CERCA Now Indigenous 2


Only-in-winter stories pass on Ojibwe spiritual teachings

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CERCA Now Indigenous 3


The Mesoamerican Influences Behind Namor From ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

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Custom Lessons

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How can Indigenous American kids use music to remember and share their culture?

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How can powwows maintain and share the diverse cultures of different Indigenous American Nations?

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How are Apache youths using skateboarding to reclaim their stories?

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Try our leveled direct instruction lessons for key skills and concepts. Audio support and comprehension checks are included.


Point of View and Purpose of Informational Texts

CERCA Slides

Ready-made interactive lessons providing 1+ weeks of instruction for remote, hybrid, or traditional classroom environments. View our growing list of 60+ CERCA Slide sets.

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Indigenous Actors and Agents of Change


This set of CERCA Slides focuses on contemporary and historical “Indigenous Agents of Change.” You’ll find examples of medical pioneers and clean water advocates; human rights campaigners and defenders of public lands. We hope that you and your students find inspiration in these catalysts for change, today and every day. 


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