History San Diego State University American Indian Studies Discussion
-discuss your reactions to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk. What
points from her talk stood out to you? Why do you think we’re beginning
our American Indian Studies course with this video? In other words, how
do you think this talk might relate to our course subject matter or
serve as a lens through which we can approach the subject matter?
-According to the author of the Bering Strait Theory articles, what are
the controversies surrounding the Bering Strait Theory? In contrast,
what are the current scientific perspectives on the Bering Strait
theory, according to this week’s PowerPoint lecture?
– What connections do you see between the BST articles and the TED Talk?
How might the BST articles also connect to one of our key terms from our
– Lastly, what did you learn or what stood out to you in our reading about
the Kumeyaay of Southern California? Why might it be important to begin
our course learning about whose land our own campus occupies? Upon
whose homelands does your hometown occupy? Did you know this information
previously? Please share your thoughts/reactions to this information
(or lack of!)