Objective: IWBAT develop an argument in support or against the use of Native American images and names in professional, collegiate, and high school sports teams. IWBAT determine whether these images perpetuate/reinforce stereotypes.
Standard: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Criteria for Success: I know I have mastered this standard and objective when I…
State my argument for/against the use of Native American images as mascots
Defend my argument with two pieces of textual evidence
Do Now-Google Classroom: (5 min) Write about any time you feel you have been stereotyped, or perhaps a time you have stereotyped others. Do Next: Study vocabulary on Quizlet.
Activating Prior Knowledge/Forming Connections: (10 min) Discussion on our Do-Nows and reading of “Sorry for not being a stereotype” by Rita Pyrillis Whole Class Read: 35 min Chapter 7:: Rowdy Sings the Blues Chapter 8: How to Fight Monsters
Direct Station: 40 min Reading of "NCAA Takes Aim at Indian Mascots" (30 min) Guiding Question: Do sports mascots offend Native Americans and their culture? If so, in what ways? Can you think of any professional or high school sports teams that use Native American mascots? Watch "Savage Country: American Indian Sports Mascots Part One” (10 min) Discussion Questions:
What did you learn in this video clip and/or the NCAA article?
How does this issue make you feel?
Do you think Junior is having problems at Reardon because of the use of such mascots?
With what you have read and seen thus far, does the use of mascots have negative consequences or are they harmless graphics that honor Native Americans?
Exit Ticket: 10min Do you think sports mascots perpetuate racial stereotypes of Native Americans? Be sure to use evidence from our readings and videos. (5 sentences minimum)