by Michel Martin 2012

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "UN Explores Native American Rights In U.S." by Michel Martin.

In "UN Explores Native American Rights in U.S.," Michel Martin interviews S. James Anaya about his UN report, which details how indigenous people are living in the United States today, and about his ideas on how their quality of life can be improved.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Justice, Freedom & Equality, Prejudice & Discrimination, Resilience & Success, and Social Change & Revolution as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What is fair?", "What are the effects of prejudice?", "How does a person overcome adversity?", and "How do people create change?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this interview at home:
    • What was "UN Explores Native American Rights In U.S." about?
    • What did you learn about Justice, Freedom & Equality?
    • What did you learn about Prejudice & Discrimination?
    • What did you learn about Resilience & Success?
    • What did you learn about Social Change & Revolution?
  • Watch U.N. Probe: Should Return Stolen Land, Including Mt. Rushmore, to Native Americans at home with your child.