Virtual Capitol Extension Lessons

5. Extension Lesson: Standing Bear: Native American Citizen

PURPOSE: Native American Citizenship and advancing the rights of people. When people think of Civil Rights in America, they may think of violence, pro-tests, and riots, or of African-American leaders such as Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, or the non-violent Martin Luther King. But one of the earliest Civil Rights cases in history involved Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca and his non-violent actions through the legal or court system.

05: East Facade

Standing Bear's "I am a Man" plea in court

What You Need

Session 1: Hall of Fame - 20 Minutes
Journal

Journal Entry
PDF 1 pg.

1.2

Session 2: Honoring our Citizens - Two 40 Minute Sessions
Poster

Hall of Fame
PDF 2 pgs. (11X17)

2.1

Photo

Ideal of Freedom
jpeg image

2.2

Discussion

The Bust & Mural
PDF 1 pg.

2.3

Session 3: Make Your Own Monument
Art Activity

Make Your Own Monument
PDF 1 pg.

3.1

Show What You Know

Session 4: Show What You Know - 20 Minutes
Show What You Know

Celebration - Art Work
PDF 1 pg

4.1