please answer the following questions in at least 400 words total (but you are welcome to go above this word count minimum,) and be sure to carefully answer all parts of the prompt. You may answer these questions in either paragraph form or in numerical form, whichever format you prefer.
- 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 PowerPoint lecture?
- 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!)
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