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Act 31 Lesson Plan -- Indian Civil Rights Movement.pdf
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The following lesson is designed to help students explore the emergence of the American Indian Movement (c.1968 and beyond) in the context of the push for self-determination by native people, and within the broader movement for Civil Rights in American Society.

This resource would be appropriate for high school students, during a study of the Civil Rights Movement. It provides primary source materials for students to analyze using the APPARTS process.

This aligns to WI AIS Enduring Understanding #9 "American Indians and U.S. Citizenship".

Subject:
American Indian Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Reference Material
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Paul Rykken
Date Added:
04/08/2021
American Indian Studies in Wisconsin (Act 31) Resource Manual
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This resource guide, funded by an IMLS grant, shares information, curriculum and booklists for elementary and secondary age youth on both WI tribes and those outside of WI. There are acquisition sources for materials listed in the 66 page manual as well as a wide array of information of use to libraries of all types throughout WI. This resource is a treasure trove for collection development for all ages in libraries! - Reviewed by Marge Loch-Wouters
This publication is available through the
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa College
Community Library
13466 W Trepania Road
Hayward, Wisconsin 54843
715/634-4790 108/122
library@lco.edu

Subject:
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Reference Material
Author:
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa College Community Library
Date Added:
03/18/2019
Application of 2D and 3D volume and area formulas to Native American homes
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A five day unit for use after student have learned area and volume formulas for 2D and 3D shapes.  This series of lessons connects geomery with history as students explore the size of traditional Native American homes and the space each person would have had within the home. 

Subject:
Geometry
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Stacy Roe
Date Added:
05/10/2019
Bandolier bags
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The beaded bandolier bag is a distinctive form created by American Indians in the Great Lakes and Plains regions beginning in the mid-19th century. These large, vividly colored and intricately beaded bags were a central element of men’s formal dress for dances and ceremonies.

Subject:
American Indian Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Recollection Wisconsin
Provider Set:
Recollection Wisconsin
Author:
Emily Pfotenhauer
Recollection Wisconsin
Date Added:
07/24/2020
Battle of Little Bighorn
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(From the Stanford History Education Website)
In the decades following the Civil War, the US military clashed with Native Americans in the West.  The Battle of Little Bighorn was one of the Native Americans most famous victories. In this lesson, students explore causes of the battle by comparing two primary documents with a textbook account.

Subject:
American Indian Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Stanford University
Date Added:
10/05/2016
Chief Oshkosh
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This unit focuses on the historical connection Chief Oshkosh had on the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin with a focus on understanding timelines, cause and effect skills, and strengthening personal letter writing skills

Subject:
Elementary Education
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Interactive
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Author:
Beth Waukechon
Date Added:
06/30/2018
Chief Oshkosh: Leader in Troubled Times
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When the United States Government’s land grabs put his people in harm’s way, this Menominee leader pushed back and proposed a new plan to protect their homeland and way of life.

Resources available for exploring this story include:
- A short animated video with captions and transcripts in English and Spanish
- A short biography book accessible as a slide deck, with per-page audio for listening along, and maps of key locations in the story
- Questions that can be used for conversation, reflection, and connection with the story
- A historical image gallery full of primary and secondary sources to explore
- A guide for activating the media with learners that includes story stats, extension activity ideas, and standards supported

This story is part of Wisconsin Biographies, a collection of educational media resources for grades 3-6. Explore the full collection at pbswisconsineducation.org/biographies.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Social Studies
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Other
Author:
PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
01/07/2022
DPI American Indian Studies Program
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The American Indian Studies Program exists primarily to assist with the implementation of the curricular requirements in the areas of American Indian history, culture, and tribal sovereignty. The program is also responsible for American Indian Language and Culture Education.

Subject:
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
David O'Connor
Date Added:
03/28/2018
Menominee Ethnobotany 01 Introduction
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An introduction to the Unit, including timeline, a game, and ground rules. This class is where the students begin a foundation for learning the entire unit. They will make a sketchbook to hold the knowledge gained throughout the entire two weeks of the unit. They will take ownership over their time spent through the development of a timeline for completion.

Subject:
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Biology
Botany
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ben Grignon
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Menominee Ethnobotany 02 What is Ethnobotany?
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The students will develop an understanding of how ethnographers studied the Native American uses of plants in the Wisconsin region. They will learn specically about Menominee, Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Meskwaki tribal uses of plants.

Subject:
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Biology
Botany
Ecology
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ben Grignon
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Menominee Ethnobotany 03 Collecting Plants for Dyes
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Students will identify a specific plant used for dye. They will learn the proper method and prayers in the Menominee language for collecting plants for use in creating the dyes.

Subject:
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Art and Design
Biology
Botany
Ecology
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ben Grignon
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Menominee Ethnobotany 04 Creating a Dye Bath
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Students will learn about the process of Batik while using the natural dyes used by their ancestors to create a work of art that will also function as a teaching tool for other and future students.

Subject:
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Art and Design
Global Education
Biology
Botany
Ecology
American Indian Studies
World Cultures
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ben Grignon
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Menominee Ethnobotany 05-07 Batik and Studio Sessions
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Students will learn the batik process using dyes from the plants they have collected. They will learn where Batik originated and the cultural ways of the Javanese people. 

Subject:
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Art and Design
Art History
Global Education
Biology
Botany
Ecology
American Indian Studies
Ethnic Studies
World Cultures
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ben Grignon
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Menominee Ethnobotany 10 Community Presentation
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Students will present what they have learned about their plants, prayer, the Menominee language, and the traditional uses of plants by the Menominee people.

Subject:
Speaking and Listening
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Art and Design
Art History
Global Education
Biology
Botany
Ecology
Environmental Science
American Indian Studies
Ethnic Studies
World Cultures
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ben Grignon
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Menominee Language Mini-Lessons and Stories
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Students will have exposure to basic Menominee Language words, memorize and know the meaning of the words as well as collaborating with others through small-group activities to practice the Menominee Words.

Subject:
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Elizabeth Wanetan
Date Added:
05/08/2019
Native American Biography Unit
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Students read and listen to biographies. Students will conduct a research project on a biography of their choosing, make a timeline, write a report and use it to create a seven slide presentation in Google Slides about the Native American person of their choosing.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Speaking and Listening
American Indian Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Jolene Arndt
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Native American Dolls
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This lesson focuses on Native doll makers and how their work is keeping old traditions and developing new ones.  Students are encouraged to examine photographs of dolls from the museum's collections and to connect them to the diverse cultures, communities, and environments they represent.

Subject:
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Date Added:
04/20/2016
Native Americans in World War II
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Overview / Description: This unit will examine the participation of Native Americans in World War II and their impact on the overall war effort. It will also look at the Native American perspective on the war and their participation. Guiding Questions: Why did Native Americans participate in WWII?What roles did Native Americans play in WWII?  How many Native Americans participated in WWII and what impact did they have on the overall war effort? In what ways did Native American participation in WWII connect to and/or change their cultural identity? What are some of the perspectives related to Native American participation in WWII? Learning goals/objectives:   Analyze primary and secondary sources related to the topic of Native American participation in World War II. Using information gathered, construct an argument about the presence of Native Americans in World War II. 

Subject:
American Indian Studies
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jessica Pingel
Date Added:
05/10/2019
Native Americans in the Great Depression
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Overview / Description: This unit will examine the experience of Native Americans during the Great Depression in the United States. It will integrate comparisons with the experiences of other minority groups as well as exposing students to primary source documents related to the government policies which were adopted toward Native Americans during the time. Guiding Questions: What were the US government’s policies toward Native Americans leading up to the Great Depression? Were they fair? What was FDR’s response to the struggles of Native Americans during the Great Depression? What was the Native American experience like during the Great Depression and how did it compare to other minority groups? Learning goals/objectives:    Analyze primary and secondary sources related to the experience of Native Americans during the Great Depression. Summarize the experiences of Native Americans during the Great Depression. 

Subject:
American Indian Studies
Sociology and Anthropology
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jessica Pingel
Date Added:
06/13/2019
Native People of Wisconsin
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An essential title for the upper elementary classroom, "Native People of Wisconsin" fills the need for accurate and authentic teaching materials about Wisconsin's Indian Nations. Based on her research for her award-winning title for adults, "Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Survival," author Patty Loew has tailored this book specifically for young readers.

"Native People of Wisconsin" tells the stories of the twelve Native Nations in Wisconsin, including the Native people's incredible resilience despite rapid change and the impact of European arrivals on Native culture. Young readers will become familiar with the unique cultural traditions, tribal history, and life today for each nation.

Complete with maps, illustrations, and a detailed glossary of terms, this highly anticipated new edition includes two new chapters on the Brothertown Indian Nation and urban Indians, as well as updates on each tribe's current history and new profiles of outstanding young people from every nation.

Also Available, Native People of Wisconsin Teachers Guide: https://wisconsinfirstnations.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Native-People-of-Wisconsin.pdf

Subject:
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Social Studies
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Author:
Patty Loew
Date Added:
08/30/2018
PBS Wisconsin Education
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The PBS Wisconsin Education team creates and curates great educational resources, while connecting with Wisconsin’s most valuable resource – teachers. Our network of resource developers, teaching and learning advisers includes partners like PBS, but more importantly, it includes innovative educators and organizations throughout Wisconsin – a network that grows stronger with every project and idea.

Explore our high-quality, cost-free PK-12 resources at pbswisconsineducation.org.

Subject:
Health Science
Early Learning
Health Education
English Language Arts
Life Science
Mathematics
Physical Science
Social Studies
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Reading
Author:
PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
09/24/2019
Revitalizing Indigenous Communities in Wisconsin Unit
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Students will learn about how certain Indigenous Communities of Wisconsin are revitalizing their language, maintaining treaty rights, and harvesting practices to ensure that their roots continue to flurish as Indigenous Peoples. 

Subject:
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Beth Waukechon
Date Added:
05/18/2022
Tribal Histories - Brothertown History
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On the shore of Lake Winnebago, Joan Schadewald tells how the Brothertown Indians unknowingly gave up their tribal recognition status and have been working for 30 years to have it restored. An amalgamation of tribes that were forced from the East Coast to Indiana and then Wisconsin, the Brothertown cling determinedly to their Indian heritage.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Global Education
Social Studies
American Indian Studies
Civics and Government
Ethnic Studies
U.S. History
World Cultures
World History
Material Type:
Lecture
Other
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Wisconsin Public Television (WPT)
Date Added:
09/30/2018
Tribal Histories - Ho-Chunk History
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By the banks of the Lemonweir River in what for ages had been Ho-Chunk territory, Andy Thundercloud shares the oral tradition of his people. Thundercloud tells of a traveling people who migrated across the land to become many different tribes, of the importance of maintaining the traditional language, and of the wonderful way of life he has known.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Global Education
Social Studies
American Indian Studies
Civics and Government
Ethnic Studies
U.S. History
World Cultures
World History
Material Type:
Lecture
Other
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Wisconsin Public Television (WPT)
Date Added:
09/29/2018
Tribal Histories - Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe History
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Recorded in the natural settings of the regions that native people have called home for centuries, the Tribal Histories series features tribal members sharing the challenges, triumphs and time-honored traditions that have shaped their vibrant communities. In this program, educator and former tribal chairman Rick St. Germaine tells of the Ojibwe band's history.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Global Education
Social Studies
American Indian Studies
Civics and Government
Ethnic Studies
U.S. History
World Cultures
World History
Material Type:
Lecture
Other
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Wisconsin Public Television (WPT)
Date Added:
09/30/2018
Tribal Histories - Lac Du Flambeau Ojibwe History
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On the bank of Crawling Stone Lake, Ernie St. Germaine shares stories handed down by the Lac Du Flambeau Ojibwe. He tells of the migration from Madeline Island to their present location, describes how the original six clans were given to the people, remembers the volatile spear-fishing controversy, and explains the importance of passing on stories to future generations.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Global Education
Social Studies
American Indian Studies
Civics and Government
Ethnic Studies
U.S. History
World Cultures
World History
Material Type:
Lecture
Other
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Wisconsin Public Television (WPT)
Date Added:
09/30/2018
Tribal Histories - Menominee History
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Along the banks of the Wolf River, tribal elder and preservationist David Grignon tells the oral tradition of the Menominee people. Grignon shares not only who the Menominee are, but why they’re in Wisconsin, and how he is striving to preserve their traditions.

Subject:
Education
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Global Education
Social Studies
American Indian Studies
Civics and Government
Ethnic Studies
U.S. History
World Cultures
World History
Material Type:
Lecture
Other
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Wisconsin Public Television (WPT)
Date Added:
09/30/2018
Tribal Histories - Mole Lake Ojibwe History
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Recorded in the natural settings of the regions that native people have called home for centuries, the Tribal Histories series features tribal members sharing the challenges, triumphs and time-honored traditions that have shaped their vibrant communities. In this documentary, Tribal elder Fred Ackley shares stories of the Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Global Education
Social Studies
American Indian Studies
Civics and Government
Ethnic Studies
U.S. History
World Cultures
World History
Material Type:
Lecture
Other
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Wisconsin Public Television (WPT)
Date Added:
09/30/2018
Walter Bresette: Treaty Rights and Sovereignty
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Not afraid to stand up for what he believed in, this member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa dedicated himself to protecting the rights and lands of First Nations people in Wisconsin.

Resources available for exploring this story include:
- A short animated video with captions and transcripts in English and Spanish
- A short biography book accessible as a slide deck, with per-page audio for listening along, and maps of key locations in the story
- Questions that can be used for conversation, reflection, and connection with the story
- A historical image gallery full of primary and secondary sources to explore
- A guide for activating the media with learners that includes story stats, extension activity ideas, and standards supported

This story is part of Wisconsin Biographies, a collection of educational media resources for grades 3-6. Explore the full collection at pbswisconsineducation.org/biographies.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Other
Author:
PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
01/07/2022
Wisconsin First Nations
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Explore a rich collection of educational videos, teacher professional development resources, lesson plans for all grades, and learning tools for your classroom and library!

This collection of resources provides educators and pre-service teachers accurate and authentic educational materials for teaching about the American Indian Nations of Wisconsin.

Subject:
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Author:
Act 31 Coalition Partners
PBS Wisconsin Education
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Date Added:
03/28/2018