Interested in engaging your students in active learning while helping them understand the world around them? Looking for IEFA material that will help you meet the Essential Understandings regarding Montana Indians as well as Montana’s art, social studies, ELA, and math standards? This workshop is for you.
The morning session will focus on Montana’s earliest history, with elementary- and middle-school-friendly lessons that help students learn about ancient technology, traditional tribal homelands, and contemporary reservations.
In the afternoon, participants will dive deep into Little Shell and Chippewa-Cree history, learning about prejudice against Montana’s “landless Indians,” the struggle to establish Rocky Boy’s Reservation, and the long fight for Little Shell recognition. The day will end with an exploration of Plains Indian pictographic art.
Participants will leave with new techniques and enthusiasm for cross-disciplinary teaching, information on how to access many free lesson plans from the Montana Historical Society, and a copy of The Art of Storytelling: Plains Indian Perspectives (K-12).