Jeffers Petroglyphs Announces Special Event for Students
Starting this fall, Jeffers Petroglyphs is offering a new alternative for educators. Instead of normal school tours, educators may bring their students to our special event, “Made in America: Native American Technology.” Educators may now have their students roam around the site to various stations educating them on pottery, the making of stone and copper tools, and the Atlatl.
The special event is Friday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 1 from noon to 5 p.m. Reserve your space now at this innovative education opportunity: Call (507) 628-5591. $3 per person, including adults.
Lower Sioux Agency Now Open for School Tours
Discover Dakota and Agency life when you visit Lower Sioux Agency. Students receive the ultimate educational experience as they learn about complex interactions between diverse cultures, U.S. Government presence and Indian policy, natural environment and historic landscape. The interpretive center, original agency warehouse and Minnesota River Valley hiking trail offer students a variety of learning experiences.
Tour times for September and October are Thursday and Fridays. Reserve your spot today: Call (507) 628-5591. $4 per person, including adults.
Last chance to see "Life in Shadows: hidden Children and the Holocaust " exhibit
Only till Oct. 15, the Minnesota History Center is featuring this traveling exhibit from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. It tells the remarkable stories of the Nazis' most vulnerable victims—Jewish children. Thousands survived the Holocaust by having their identities disguised or by being hidden in attics, cellars, barns and sewers.
We'll provide the classroom tools you need. Enrich your students’ experience by using the Holocaust and Minnesota History curriculum (grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12).
Don't miss our free teacher event. Tour the exhibit and see grade-level activities modeled. Walk away with ready-to-use lessons. Grades 6-12. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Register online.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Aleah Vinick at 651-296-4975 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTINUUM CENTER TO CREATE AMERICAN INDIAN PHOTO EXHIBIT FOR SCHOOLS
The Continuum Center of Minneapolis is creating a classroom-touring exhibit from their collection of Edward S. Curtis photographs. Designed for Minnesota students, the exhibit will interweave provocative images with the exploration of historic and contemporary cultures of the Ojibwe and the Dakota.
Curtis was a charismatic photographer who was inspired in the late 1890s to document the North American Indian. He became famous for taking more than 40,000 portraits of native people, daily life, traditions, and ceremonies across the United States.
The exhibit will also explore ongoing debates about Curtis’s deliberate commitment to romanticized natural settings, traditional costumes, and ceremonial reenactments without signs of contact with the “white man” or contemporary life.
How can these photos best serve your classroom? The Continuum Center wants to hear from you! Please contact Loris Sofia Gregory, at email@example.com or at 952-431-5586.