Cuyamaca College American Indian Studies Introductory Blog Post
I’m stuck on a Writing question and need an explanation.
1) please tell us why you decided to take this course and what you hope to learn/achieve through this course.
2) After using the Native Lands Mapping Resource, please discuss why might it be important to begin our course by learning about who is indigenous to the land in which our own campus sits? Also, upon whose indigenous homelands is your hometown located? Did you know this information previously? Please share your thoughts/reactions to this information (or lack of!)
3) Lastly, please discuss your reactions to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk. What points from her talk stood out to you? Based on our course introduction, why do you think we’re beginning our American Indian Studies course with this video? Or, in other words, how do you think this talk might relate to our course or serve as a lens through which we can approach the subject matter?