Curiosity drew me to your post... I wanted to know what this
word meant and then I was fully engaged when I saw the picture. I am
currently reading Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer and I suspect it
was the affinity to a similar topic.
In my comments, I have
attempted to be a student without the benefit of your other resources.
When I read the sentence “This week I would like you to reflect on the video clips and
readings included in this Module to respond to this question:”
My first thought was I must do more work…to
prepare my post. It formed a bit of a barrier as I wanted to go back to the
resources before addressing the post.
One suggestion I have is to pose the
essential question first then follow up with a question regarding the resources. Then the student is focused on the question. The follow up questions then take them back to the resources.
I have provided some alternative questions that may deviate from your original
How do Native Americans see
the world as a 'different place' from that seen and described by the dominant
Follow up or alternative questions:
What resources in this week’s
module were critical to your understanding of the Native American view? Or
Which resources in this week’s
module resonated with you? Or
Which resources challenged/changed
your own views of the world?
If you are interested in the
student’s understanding of the Native American view vis a vis the dominant
society would it be sufficient to stop the post at your first question? Especially
since you initially suggested 7 to 10 sentences.
Your course sounds fascinating.