For as long as the US school system as we know it has existed, the history of Indigenous people has been erased from the curriculum. Our Native American History class seeks to correct the narrative and decolonize how the history of the Americas is taught to our future generations.
Native American History
About the Class – Indigenous History Across the Americas
Our Native American History Class will look at over 500 years of the colonization of the Americas and the Indigenous resistance to it. In this class, we will study the displacement and genocide of Indigenous people as well as the following centuries of continued oppression. We will also look at how both media and government have perpetuated anti-Indigenous messaging throughout the 19th, 20th & 21st centuries. Most importantly, we will examine history from the lens of Indigenous peoples and celebrate Indigenous excellence.
We will be studying from the books: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States and Native American Testimony: A Chronicle of Indian-White Relations from Prophecy to the Present, 1492-2000.
This class can qualify for a US history credit.
How does it work?
We teach our classes online, using Zoom, and they are open worldwide! Homeschool students who take classes at the Pearl are eligible to earn a WASC-Accredited US high school diploma. Even homeschool students who attend The Pearl from outside the US are still eligible to receive a US diploma. This makes the Pearl an excellent option for students who struggle in mainstream education.
The Pearl utilizes democratic education, meaning students are self directed and learn through the lens of the things they are passionate about. Emotional Health is a topic that is easily self directed as the key objective of this class is to learn about personal mental and emotional health.
As always, students can enroll for one, several, or all of our online classes as part of a complete education. Schedule a free consultation with our founder to see if The Pearl Remote Democratic High School is right for your family!