Wounded Knee Massacre

This semester my EdMethods students used Microsoft Sway for their final lesson design projects. This document-based lesson by Nick Campagna asks student to use original source documents to explore different accounts of the Wounded Knee Massacre.

How do we analyze primary sources to construct a history of the Wounded Knee Massacre?

~ Nick Campagna

After you read these documents you are going to create a thesis statement in response to the essential question. Be sure to collect evidence from the text to support your thesis statement. When doing this consider whether the evidence you are choosing appeals to a reader through ethos, pathos or logos.

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Image / Library of Congress:
Burial of the dead at the battle of Wounded Knee, S.D.
Summary: U.S. Soldiers putting Indians in common grave; some corpses are frozen in different positions. South Dakota.
Created / Published c1891 Jan. 17.

4 Replies to “Wounded Knee Massacre”

    1. Hi Mary, StoryMaps is location focus. Sway is a more flexible storytelling tool. Actually Sway replaced iBooks Author for final projects in this course. Both blend a variety of media. I felt that iBooks Author was long overdue for an update and still is Mac only. Sway is web-based and viewable on any platform. It has built in accessibly, public domain search and collaboration tools. Students found Sway very easy to use with minimal instruction from me.

      1. Thank you so much for the extra info, Peter. We’ve had some requests in the TPS Teachers Network to do a webinar on Story Maps, and we’re thinking this might be a service we could try out. Interested?

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