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Teaching Native American history in the classroom

School districts like Kewaunee are confident in their ability to tell the stories of their area when it comes to Native American history. Wisconsin requires its K-12 schools to teach Native American history, but a recent USA Today Network-Wisconsin report showed many teachers are not sure how to effectively teach it. Kewaunee High School principal Mike Bennett says some of its teachers took additional steps within the last year to better align their curriculum with the standard, known as Act 31.

Bennett does not believe the school puts an extra emphasis on studying Native American history because of its past use of the "Indians" nickname but says it is important for students to know about the people and the cultures that came before them.

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