Historical Trauma In American History

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1. What is Historical Trauma? Give a timeline of how it has impacted Native Americans throughout America's history? (i.e. contact, colonization, assimilation…)

Historical Trauma is defined as exposure to traumatic events that have an effect on the individual along with affecting generations to come. These traumatic events can be emotional and psychological. Over the years, Native Americans have experienced oppression, assimilation and so much more. The historical trauma started in the 1700’s. In the 1700s there started to be Mission Schools and the boarding school era began in the later 1800s. Children experienced very traumatic events. They were taken from their home and forced to assimilate to others beliefs, many where related to Catholicism.
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The Civil Rights Movement was about civil and political rights. The majority of the movement was to create equal rights, regarding laws, between blacks and whites. It was about public accommodation, the right to vote and unfair employment and housing opportunities. The Black Lives Matter Movement is more about the degradation of black people, a lot to do with police officers. It really is more about valuing the lives of black people as much as white people. This is much more group centered rather than individual leaders. Much of the Civil Rights Movement was led by Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X. The Black Lives Matter is more about everyone making a decision. In many ways, these are similar. They are both fighting for people of the minority and both want to make a change in the world. They are fighting for different aspects of freedom and equality. The Civil Rights Movement was about the right to vote, the right to jobs, and the right to housing. The Black Lives Matter movement is about humanity and…show more content…
Gender roles have been designed on a set of societal norms determining what is deemed appropriate or “normal” within American culture. As of late those norms have been challenged, i.e. Target eliminating a “boys” and “girls” toy section, marriage equality, gender-neutral restrooms for transgenders, etc. As an educator how do you envision addressing gender roles in your classroom to make a more inclusive environment for all children and their families.

Gender roles are a huge issue in the classroom and in the world in general. Everyone wants to make everyone feel included and especially in a classroom, you never want to exclude someone. It is never going to be something that is easy to do in the classroom and it is going to take a lot of work to become good at it. In social psychology, we talked a lot about gender roles. At a young age, you are exposed to them regardless if you know it or not.. Starting at a young age, these children learned what they were supposed to be like. Little girls are dressed in pink dresses and bows, while boys are dressed in blue jeans and a t-shirt. Baby girls are talked to in calm, soft voices and told how precious and beautiful they look, while baby boys are told how tough and strong they look in louder aggressive voices. Many times by the time kids start school they are identifying as the gender their parents gave them. As an educator, I want my students to know they can identify how
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