Mascot Controversy Unit: Home


Are you a Kickapoo Indian or a Kickapoo Cockroach?

Complaints have been made about our school mascot.  Some say our mascot is disrespectful to the indigenous population of Wisconsin. The school board is considering options or suggestions to address the issue.

What to do? 


Over the course of this unit, you will research various people's viewpoints of the Indian mascot controversy. You will learn, discuss, make and present a proposal on this issue to your class. After each group has made a presentation, the class will vote on the ONE presentation that will be presented at a school board meeting. At the school board meeting, the winning group will present their proposal including evidence to support it and will also refute other options.