Native Americans have greatly contributed to our modern way of life. The many innovations of Native American cultures include cable suspension bridges, baby bottles, sign language, snow goggles, syringes, rubber, the use of tar/asphalt, and much more. And that’s not even including the countless agricultural products and innovations that have changed cuisines all over the world.
When you’re considering Indigenous Peoples’ Day activities, look for ways you can learn about and honor the many indigenous peoples who made—and still make—America their home. Here are some great ways to have a meaningful and enjoyable Indigenous Peoples’ Day for kids and adults alike.
- Learn about the Native Americans from your area. This map resource can help!
- Visit a local museum that tells the full story of indigenous people.
- Participate in a local Indigenous Peoples’ Day event/celebration.
- Read a book by a Native American writer.
- Make a donation to an organization supporting Native Americans.
- Talk to others about the true history of indigenous peoples in the Americas.
Not only is celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day a great way to honor the peoples who helped shape our modern world, it’s great for your child’s overall education. Learning new things exercises the brain, which is one of the top ways to raise a smart kid. Plus, having your child ask and answer questions about the world can inspire their curiosity, which can lead to better learning outcomes later on.
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