As you may know, this year’s Read to Achieve text is Sarah Sinclair’s How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous America, a series of oral histories collected by Sinclair. As a reminder HWGH is available as an ebook through the UTC Library.
The Read to Achieve Committee selected this text as many of these histories touch on a variety of issues we bring into our courses at UTC. To that end we compiled a list of resources for faculty teaching any of the histories in their courses. These resources include:
- Introductory materials for students
- Sarah Sinclair’s TED Talk Why We Need to Amplify Indigenous Voices
- Potential Topics of Inquiry
- Discussion Questions
- Compiled Thematic Guides
- Native/Indigenous Films/Documentaries
Additionally we have identified several themes among the narratives and developed guiding questions and provided links to popular, scholarly, and multimodal sources for these themes. Themes include economic disparities/poverty, education/educational disparities, environmental justice/resource extraction, foster care/adoption, gender violence, health/healthcare disparities, homelessness, mental health/healthcare disparities, intergenerational trauma, missing/murdered Indigenous women and girls, policing/incarceration, reclaiming culture/cultural erasure, representation/identity, tribal sovereignty/authority/UNDIP, voting rights/representation.
If you would like access to any of these support materials, please contact Jenn Stewart (email@example.com). Additionally, if you are using HWGH and would like to contribute to our support materials, we appreciate any submissions.
Have a great first week,
The Read to Achieve Steering Committee
Crystal Edenfield, Stacie Grisham, Tiffany Mitchell, Jenn Stewart