Primary Sources and History: Learning about the Wounded Knee Massacre Through Primary Sources

In this lesson, students will be exploring the importance of primary source documents as well as their use in understanding the past. This lesson particularly focus’ on the Wounded Knee Massacre through accounts of those who were there such as Flying Hawk and Black Elk and images such as a drawing depicting the start of the battle. In this lesson, students will not only learn about the Wounded Knee Massacre but also about the importance of primary sources and how to analyze an event using multiple different forms of primary sources.

Wounded Knee Massacre
Lesson Designed By Nick Campagna
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