Teachers Guide

The Teacher's Guide offers resources for social studies educators to integrate Native American history into school curricula. The guide includes five film-specific sections with post-viewing questions, plus activities designed to foster student understanding of the important themes and issues that make Native history an essential part of American history.

Teachers will find the following textbook helpful in teaching this material:
R. David Edmunds, Frederick E. Hoxie, and Neal Salisbury
The People: A History of Native America.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2007.


In the ReelNative section of this website, two of the short films, “Metropolitan Rezervation” by Randy Kemp and “Bad Indians” by Thomas Ryan Red Corn, contain explicit language. This Teacher’s Guide does not make reference to those particular films, though it does incorporate other ReelNative pieces. Teachers are advised to preview all materials before using them in the classroom.

Read an Article on Using We Shall Remain in the Classroom (PDF) View Related Social Studies Curriculum Standards
  • A selection of books and tribal Web sites that WE SHALL REMAIN producers, directors and researchers relied on to tell these stories.

    View Film Bibliographies
    • Get programming ideas and resources for your library or other organization to deliver engaging events connecting to WE SHALL REMAIN.

      View Resources
    • Visit the National Endowment for the Humanities' EDSITEment Web site for teaching materials on Native history and culture.

      View EDSITEment Resources

View the Teacher's Guide for each WE SHALL REMAIN film by selecting an episode below.

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