The five part PBS series WE SHALL REMAIN and these support materials for teachers address themes developed by the National Council for the Social Studies Curriculum Standards as well as themes commonly addressed by selected state social studies standards.

Relevant Themes:

THEME 1
Federalism and the relationship between various branches and types of government, as well as its impact on the rights of groups of individuals.
THEME 2
The role of the Supreme Court and the priciple of judicial review.
THEME 3
The impact on Native Americans of the arrival and then westward migration of European settlers.
THEME 4
The relationship between indian nations and the US government.
THEME 5
US policies of assimilation, and extermination, as well as Native response and resistance to them.
THEME 6
The connection of people to place and the impact of geography on events and relationships.
THEME 7
A critique of the idea of historical inevitability.
THEME 8
Use of the media and other means of influencing public opinion.
THEME 9
The idea of citizenship and various ways of petitioning/attempting to influence government, including the role of civil disobedience.
THEME 10
The role of the Supreme Court and the priciple of judicial review.
THEME 11
The role of the Supreme Court and the priciple of judicial review.
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