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  • NATIVE AMERICA: PBS Episode Screening

    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Add to Calendar 11/15/2018 6:00 PM 11/15/2018 8:00 PM America/New_York NATIVE AMERICA: PBS Episode Screening

    6 – 7 p.m. | Nature to Nations Screening
    7 – 8 p.m. | Discussion, Reception, Refreshments

    Free and open to the public
    Pre-registration is encouraged

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    Space is limited – advance registration is encouraged! Walk-ins welcome on a first come, first served basis, space permitting.

    WSKG and The Rockwell Museum present NATIVE AMERICA, Nature to Nations, the second episode in the new four-part PBS series that challenges everything we thought we knew about the Americas before and since contact with Europe. Viewers explore the splendor and ingenuity of the world created by America’s First Peoples, 15,000 years ago. Combining modern science with Native knowledge, the series shines a spotlight on these ancient cultures and the communities that still thrive today.

    The Native American Council of Corning Incorporated is partnering with us for this event in recognition of Native American Heritage Month.

    Following the screening, refreshments will be served and there will be time for informal post-screening discussions. Information tables will be available, including an educator resource table with materials about classroom resources thematically relevant to the series that is available on PBS LearningMedia.

    K-12 teachers can use these free resources and support materials to jump-start classroom conversations and help students delve more deeply into the history of Native-American culture and innovation.

    Many resource tables will be available, including a table featuring a board game, The Journey Home, created by a Native American Pre-Service student to provide fourth and fifth-grade students with a fun activity to deepen their understanding of social studies content related to Native Americans. The game is inspired by her mother’s journey home after her separation from her family and tribe. 

    Educators who are seeking professional development credit for attending this program can contact The Rockwell’s Director or Education Mary Mix at mixm@rockwellmuseum.org or 607-974-4305 for more information.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    About NATIVE AMERICA, Nature to Nations 

    Weaving history and science with living indigenous traditions, the series brings to life a land of massive cities connected by social networks spanning two continents, with unique and sophisticated systems of science, art and writing. Made with the active participation of Native American communities and filmed in some of the most spectacular locations in the hemisphere, NATIVE AMERICA reveals an ancient and still thriving culture whose splendor and ingenuity is only now beginning to be fully understood and appreciated.

    The Nature to Nations episode explores the rise of great American nations, from dynastic monarchies to participatory democracies. Centering on the democracy of New York’s Haudenosaunee Peoples — also known as the Iroquois Confederacy — Nature to Nations reveals how elements of the natural world drive governance in Native America. The story of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker, as told by native elders, demonstrates how they helped end war among five tribes and bring about America’s first democracy 500 years before the United States. Ben Franklin and the Founding Fathers would later integrate key ideas from their government into the United States Constitution. 

    The Rockwell Museum, 111 Cedar Street Corning NY

    6 – 7 p.m. | Nature to Nations Screening
    7 – 8 p.m. | Discussion, Reception, Refreshments

    Free and open to the public
    Pre-registration is encouraged

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    Space is limited – advance registration is encouraged! Walk-ins welcome on a first come, first served basis, space permitting.

    WSKG and The Rockwell Museum present NATIVE AMERICA, Nature to Nations, the second episode in the new four-part PBS series that challenges everything we thought we knew about the Americas before and since contact with Europe. Viewers explore the splendor and ingenuity of the world created by America’s First Peoples, 15,000 years ago. Combining modern science with Native knowledge, the series shines a spotlight on these ancient cultures and the communities that still thrive today.

    The Native American Council of Corning Incorporated is partnering with us for this event in recognition of Native American Heritage Month.

    Following the screening, refreshments will be served and there will be time for informal post-screening discussions. Information tables will be available, including an educator resource table with materials about classroom resources thematically relevant to the series that is available on PBS LearningMedia.

    K-12 teachers can use these free resources and support materials to jump-start classroom conversations and help students delve more deeply into the history of Native-American culture and innovation.

    Many resource tables will be available, including a table featuring a board game, The Journey Home, created by a Native American Pre-Service student to provide fourth and fifth-grade students with a fun activity to deepen their understanding of social studies content related to Native Americans. The game is inspired by her mother’s journey home after her separation from her family and tribe. 

    Educators who are seeking professional development credit for attending this program can contact The Rockwell’s Director or Education Mary Mix at mixm@rockwellmuseum.org or 607-974-4305 for more information.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    About NATIVE AMERICA, Nature to Nations 

    Weaving history and science with living indigenous traditions, the series brings to life a land of massive cities connected by social networks spanning two continents, with unique and sophisticated systems of science, art and writing. Made with the active participation of Native American communities and filmed in some of the most spectacular locations in the hemisphere, NATIVE AMERICA reveals an ancient and still thriving culture whose splendor and ingenuity is only now beginning to be fully understood and appreciated.

    The Nature to Nations episode explores the rise of great American nations, from dynastic monarchies to participatory democracies. Centering on the democracy of New York’s Haudenosaunee Peoples — also known as the Iroquois Confederacy — Nature to Nations reveals how elements of the natural world drive governance in Native America. The story of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker, as told by native elders, demonstrates how they helped end war among five tribes and bring about America’s first democracy 500 years before the United States. Ben Franklin and the Founding Fathers would later integrate key ideas from their government into the United States Constitution.