Guest Speaker to Present on Representation of Indigenous Peoples in K–12 Social Studies

Posted on 3/16/2018 2:11:05 PM

The Native American Awareness Council will host guest lecturer Sarah Shear as she presents on the representation of indigenous peoples in K–12 social studies curriculum and teaching. This presentation is open to the entire IUP community and will take place on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences building, room B-11.

Dr. Sarah Shear Based in settler colonial theories, this talk questions the ways in which indigenous peoples and their sovereign nations are read-seen-erased in K–12 social studies classrooms. Shear’s research looks across curriculum materials, including textbooks and state-mandated content standards for United States history, civics, government, and teacher practice to gain insights into the problematic presentation of indigeneity and the possibilities for change.

The lecture is titled “Unsettling Settler Narratives: Problems and Possibilities for Taking Responsibility to Teaching about/for Indigenous Peoples in K–12 Social Studies.” Attendance vouchers will be available.

For further information, please contact Abigail Adams, NAAC chairperson, in the Department of Anthropology or at