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Educational Resources - A Dark Day: The Wounded Knee Massacre

An archival photo of The Wounded Knee Massacre site in which dead bodies are loaded onto a wagon.

Episode Guide

Things To Do

1. Watch A Dark Day: The Wounded Knee Massacre.

2. Complete Episode Quiz individually or as a group. (Note: The quiz has additional information and related video.)

3. Student Glossary (PDF)

- Print Crossword Puzzle, (answers), and distribute to class.

- Guided Notes(answers

4. Discussion Cards (PDF)

5. Class Activity - Reality Check (Word- downloads)

Episode 20 Script

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On this page you will find educational resources for the Dakota Pathways episode called A Dark Day: The Wounded Knee Massacre. There is an episode guide, an audio recording, additional videos, activities, and more.

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