Teacher Resources
Welcome to the Green Bay Title VII Teacher Resource Page! The links below will connect you with accurate, authentic information for teaching students about Wisconsin's First Nations histories, cultures, and sovereignty. 

Title VII has the resources and staff to perform full and half day First Nations education events at your elementary school. For more information, check out our Menu of Events here.

We have staff ready and waiting to teach First Nations content in your middle and high school classes as well.  For more information on these instructional engagements, please contact us directly.

Also, Title VII has created a curriculum tool specific to our current 4th grade Social Studies curriculum.  Look for the "Hands on History" bin at each of Green Bay's elementary schools.  The materials within the box integrate seamlessly with our current Social Studies texts are designed to provide the Act 31-specific education we are required to provide our students. 

For further information, questions, or in-class presentations, please feel free to contact us directly at (920) 448-2144 or by email at chhooyman@gbaps.org.

1)  Act 31 Resources

https://wisconsinfirstnations.org/

and from the Wisconsin DPI:

http://dpi.wi.gov/amind

Milwaukee Public Museum

https://www.mpm.edu/wirp/

Indian County Wisconsin is a site designed to assist teachers in meeting the requirements of Act 31, which mandates K-12 instruction in culture, history, sovereignty and treaty rights of Wisconsin
Indian Tribes.

2)  Wisconsin Historical Society

 
3)  Wisconsin Indian Education Association - Indian Mascot issues - scroll down and click on Indian Mascot and Logo Task force.

 
4)  National Museum of the American Indians
  
 
5)  Rethinking Schools has published an article on Thanksgiving in the fall issue of the magazine and in the online magazine.  The article is:  Rethinking Thanksgiving:  Myths and Misgivings by Vera L. Stenhouse and the web site is:

 
6)   A full article, complete with photos and a five minute video, is available at Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that shows Oneidas embracing planting, harvesting of white corn as a staple of diet, culture.

7)  Indianz.com is an internet resource that features current events and news articles about American Indian issues.
  
   
8)  College of Menominee Nation Website
 

Click on the Community Services tab, then click on Department of Continuing Education, then Menominee Language, scroll down to the bottom where it says extra links and click on Wisconsin State Journal Language Series.

This website gives you some information on the Menominee, Ho-Chunk, and Ojibwe Nations. You can hear the pronunciation of the vowels and consonants in each of the languages. There is also a map that shows the Native American Territories in 1830, 1855, and finally 2008.
  
9)  The Changing Winds Advocacy Center is a nonprofit charitable organization that does education and awareness. 
 
 
Click on the link "Students and teacher against racism" and then click on the link "Speakers, lesson plans, civil rights report and more" and you'll find information on the following:

*Teacher Information
*Lesson Plans and Curricula
*Educational and Media Comics
*Indian Education Resources
*Educational No-Nos
*Websites and info re: American Indian/Native American Heritage Month
*Understanding the Native Perspective
*Understanding the American Indian Mascot Issue
*How Schools are dealing with Racism: What Works 
 
10)  Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Commission is a great resource if you want to talk about or get information about Native American Hunting and Fishing Rights, Treaty Rights, and overall Ojibwe Culture.
 
 
Treaty info under “Treaty Rights”
  
11)  Here is a link to an interactive map produced by National Geographic
 
 
The description states, “Native American words echo in the names of lakes, rivers, mountains, states, cities, and small towns across the United States. Most of these translations reflect the best scholarly opinion on the meaning of the Indian terms.” 
 
12)  Debbie Reese, an enrolled member of the Nambe Pueblo Tribe, has started her own  blog to help develop a critical stance when evaluating American Indian/Native American’s in children’s books. Her blog includes listings for the top 10 books for elementary, middle and high school students as well as critiques and information on newer and older books. She is currently a professor and was once a school teacher.
 
 
 
13) Oyate—An American Indian advocacy and education organization that reviews children’s literature and advocates for American Indians to be portrayed with historical accuracy, cultural appropriateness and without anti-Indian bias and stereotypes.
 
 
Click on catalog on top and then scroll down to the bottom and choose a category.  You can also type the name of a book with a dash after it in Google and it will bring up the review. 
 
14)  Website dedicated to the Cahokia Mounds:
  
15)  1906 article theorizing who created the mounds of Wisconsin:

16)  1838 investigation of Indian Mounds:
 
 
17)  1837 Newspaper article describing Aztalan:
 

18)  1838 letter describing Aztalan:

19)  1912 Photograph of an Oneota farm field:

20)   2004 images of Aztalan:


21)
 Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center Website: 

 

22)  National Parks Service website with information about the Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian cultures: 

 

23)  Haudenosaunee Websites—Six Nation Iroquois Confederacy:

http://wampumchronicles.com

24) Menominee Clan Information:

http://www4.uwsp.edu/museum/menomineeclans/

25) Montana Office of Public Instruction: Indian Education:

https://opi.mt.gov/Educators/Teaching-Learning/Indian-Education

American Indians 101 provides a great Q & A about common questions often asked by students and their teachers. While it is specific to Montana tribes, a lot of straightforward answers that apply to all tribes is available.
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