Teens learn about AIM from Means' ex-wife, son
By Shondiin Silversmith
CHINLE, Feb. 13, 2014
(Times photos – Shondiin Silversmith)
But when music teacher Eric Swanson asked his Chinle High School students who knew what AIM was, no one raised their hand.
"It made me feel a little disappointed that we're not helping them learn about it because that's our responsibility as teachers," Swanson said, adding that he thinks the problem could be that teachers have to teach according to state standards, which doesn't consider Native American culture and background.
Swanson taught students in his World of Music class about AIM as part of a lesson about songs for social justice, a genre of music used by various movements "to raise awareness about issues that they want to create dialogue about."
One of those movements was AIM.
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