AFR/SOC 132: Intro to Race in America Fall, 2022
Instructor: Dr. Burnside; Reference Librarians: Ms. Amanda Peach and Mr. Angel Rivera
Documented Research Assignment: Due: Sept 19th
Cultural Facts: A Report About Indigenous Groups (10%)
Purpose: This exercise, started during our library work-session, is designed to provide an opportunity to develop these student learning outcomes (SLO):
Instructions: Select one Native American tribal nation and research, using Hutchins library resources, social facts* to complete a Cultural Context Fact Sheet about social conditions and cultural elements of interest as these tribal nations have encountered structural racism.
For your Fact Sheet reporting, use in-text citations with Works Cited list of three sources (minimum); typed, word count = 750-800. Along with a Peer Review completed form, submit on Moodle, due September 19th by 7:00 AM. In class, your brief oral presentation (three to four minutes), if not already done, can include visuals, such as two to three power point slides.
*French sociologist Emile Durkheim developed the concept of social facts to include values, cultural norms, and social structures as elements of society that can be measured, often in empirical means, so we can observe and study these facts' effects of social control on individuals and groups.
Look at this site for tips about which terms to use for various race and ethnic groups:
|pursuit of sovereignty||land rights activism||climate change activism|
|artifacts||burial mounds||commercialization and appropriation
of Indigenous art
Ethnic Newswatch is a great place to search because it includes newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journal articles written by the actual Native American tribes you are researching.
We also have an online database of electronic encyclopedias, called Gale Virtual Reference, which you can search, as well as an anthropology database.
We have print encyclopedias, listed below, which you can find in the Reference Area on the main floor of Hutchins.
We have many print books, including children's books, related to Native American culture: