American Indian "Hands On" History Curriculum for Minnesota's Students

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,890
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (c), Programs
Appropriation Language

(c) Programs. $3,000,000 in 2010 and $4,750,000 in 2011 are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,890
Project Overview

Recognizing the importance of hands-on learning, the Minnesota Historical Society developed new curriculum with a particular emphasis on American Indian history in Minnesota.

One activity from this curriculum allows students to create an Ojibwe shoulder bag. In another activity, students create a winter count, a tool used by the Dakota to record key historical events.

The Society offers complete kits for these learning projects that include all the resources a teacher needs to do the classroom activity. The kits also contain additional learning resources like a comprehensive teacher's guide, laminated classroom placards, instructional DVDs and a resource CD.

Through projects like these, Minnesota students are being introduced to Ojibwe and Dakota culture, history and arts, as required by the Minnesota learning standards.

Project Details
Recognizing the importance of hands-on learning, the Minnesota Historical Society developed new curriculum with a particular emphasis on American Indian history in Minnesota. One activity from this curriculum allows students to create an Ojibwe shoulder bag. In another activity, students create a winter count, a tool used by the Dakota to record key historical events. The Society offers complete kits for these learning projects that include all the resources a teacher needs to do the classroom activity. The kits also contain additional learning resources like a comprehensive teacher's guide, laminated classroom placards, instructional DVDs and a resource CD. Through projects like these, Minnesota students are being introduced to Ojibwe and Dakota culture, history and arts, as required by the Minnesota learning standards.
Project Manager
Salutation
Mr.
First Name
Kevin
Last Name
Maijala
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Blvd West
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3442