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Minnesota Historical Society Education: Students Learn Creatively With Hands-on History
The Minnesota Historical Society offers students creative, hands-on learning projects that meet state social studies standards and introduce them to important aspects of Minnesota and U.S. history.
The Ojibwe Shoulder Bag Activity Kit allows students in grades 3-7 to decorate pre-printed shoulder bags designed by a master artist and inspired by Ojibwe bandolier bags. The activity kit enriches lessons on American Indian culture, history and arts past and present, and encourages students to express themselves artistically, by coloring and creating a personalized shoulder bag.
The kit is based on stories from the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in Central Minnesota and can be adapted to multiple subject areas.
The Minnesota Historical Society is developing three new curriculum kits which will feature Dred and
Harriet Scott, Lumberjack Math and a Dakota Painted Buffalo Hide Activity. Please see page 16 for more on these new curriculum kits.