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First Contact: Who’s Telling the Story?

This is a media literacy and critical thinking activity in which students analyze two paintings about first contact between Native Americans and Spanish conquistadors for messages about historical context and point of view. .

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Relevant Subject Area(s)

General Media And Information Literacy, Visual Arts, US History And Government, Sociology

Grade Level(s)

Middle School, High School

Media Type(s)



Sox Sperry

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Resource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading: History Social Studies (RH), Speaking and Listening (SL)