European contact and the Thompson Natives

In this critical challenge, students first draw a freehand map of the world and consider the worldviews implied in their maps. Students then examine background information and determine the worldview implied in an early 19th century map of the world attributed to the Nlaka'pamux people of British Columbia (also referred to as the Thompson Natives). Finally, students draw and explain a map showing the plausible changes in worldview in the 70 years after contact with Europeans.

History, Social studies
Targeted grade range:
Middle (7-9), Senior (10-12)
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