At What Cost? Native American Children and Boarding Schools of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Tracy Kennedy, Social Studies, E. E. Waddell Language Academy

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to little known events in American history. Native American children were forced to attend boarding schools to become “Christianized and civilized.” This practice began in the mid-19th century and continued on in some form through the late 20th century.