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Land Knowledge, Wisdom & Values
Grades: 3rd - 5th Grade • Unit 1 • Lesson 2

In this lesson, the students will listen to a tribal resource person and research the history of their community and several other Indian communities or tribes.

Subject(s): Cultural Arts
Tribal Origin & Creation Stories
Grades: 6th - 8th Grade • Unit 1 • Lesson 1

In this lesson the students will learn about origin stories of tribes and how to demonstrate respect for others' beliefs.

Subject(s): Cultural Arts ; English Language Arts
The Four Seasons of the Dakota
Grades: 6th - 8th Grade • Unit 1 • Lesson 1

The students will develop an understanding of traditional American Indian land-related values and special relationships to land that formed the foundation for Indian cultural identity and sense of place on earth; and understand the purpose of the seasonal movement of the Dakota people. They will connect those movements to the resources Dakota people needed for survival.

Subject(s): History/Social Studies ; Cultural Arts state icon resource icon
The Four Seasons of the Ojibwe
Grades: 6th - 8th Grade • Unit 1 • Lesson 1

Students will learn about Ojibwe words, traditional movement, and activities for the four seasons and their importance to survival and living off the land.

Subject(s): History/Social Studies ; Cultural Arts state icon resource icon
American Indian Gardening and Gathering (Ojibwe & Dakota)
Grades: 6th - 8th Grade • Unit 1 • Lesson 1

Students learn about the types of plants grown and gathered by the Ojibwe and Dakota tribes, as well as the various uses beyond just food for these plants.

Subject(s): History/Social Studies state icon
Tribal Origin Stories and Traditional Beliefs Regarding Land Stewardship
Grades: 6th - 8th Grade • Unit 1 • Lesson 1

Students read Native American stories and discuss their connections to traditional land ethics.

Subject(s): History/Social Studies ; English Language Arts state icon resource icon
Importance of Animals to the Dakota: Western Science Vs. The Dakota Indian Method of Animal Classification
Grades: 6th - 8th Grade • Unit 1 • Lesson 2

Students learn that the Dakota use scientific methods to classify the world around them and that there are many valid methods.

Subject(s): Science ; Cultural Arts state icon
The Oiibwe Clan System
Grades: 6th - 8th Grade • Unit 1 • Lesson 2

Students design posters that describe the characteristics of Ojibwe clans and clan animals.

Subject(s): History/Social Studies ; Arts state icon
A Dakota Creation Story
Grades: 6th - 8th Grade • Unit 1 • Lesson 3

In this lesson, the students will learn one of the origin stories of the Eastern Dakota, the Bdewakantonwan or Mdewakantonwan who have lived in Minnesota. They will also look closely at the land ethics usually found within creation stories and how these beliefs relate to the identity of the tribe.

Subject(s): Geography ; History/Social Studies state icon resource iconresource icon
Maple Sugar Harvest
Grades: 6th - 8th Grade • Unit 1 • Lesson 3

Students discuss and describe Ojibwe relationships to maple trees, syrup, and sugar.

Subject(s): English Language Arts ; Cultural Arts state icon resource icon
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