Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Examining Native American Themed Children’s Literature for Use in the Elementary Classroom
Jacqueline Goebel, M. A.; Darryn Diuguid, Ph. D.

The purpose of this research project was to analyze Native American themed children’s literature in hopes of finding quality books to use in the educational setting. It is imperative that today’s educators have a wide range of children’s literature represented in their classrooms. Presenting students with stories that include cultural facts from history and the present is essential. Our research questions included making sure Native Americans were positively portrayed, what were the student takeaways from reading the book, and what other corresponding themes were present in the text.

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