Louise Erdrich Birchbark House series online book club

The Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative (WMPLC) is offering a self-paced online book club using the Birchbark House series by Louise Erdrich.

This self-paced online five credit course uses The Birchbark House series by Louise Erdrich as a foundation for understanding the effects of Federal government policies and the Westward Expansion movement on American Indian people. The course begins with an overview of the Federal Indian Policy Eras from colonization through treaty-making. Participants will then read all five of Louise Erdrich’s Birchbark House series novels, and examine them alongside additional fiction and nonfiction literature selections, primary sources, and Office of Public Instruction IEFA materials. The conclusion of the course focuses on Montana’s landless Indians and the Little Shell Tribe of the Chippewa-Cree, which has finally received federal recognition, over a century after the death of Chief Little Shell.
OPI renewal units and college credits are available. Visit the WMPLC website to register for the course. Other courses are available at the WMPLC website.
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Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative

Event Details
Target Group K - 2, 3 - 5, 6 - 8
Delivery Method Online
Available PL Durations(s) Varies by course
Renewal Units/Credit 75 hours or 5 college credits

Visit the WMPLC website for more information.