New guide helps educators teach about Wisconsin’s American Indian nations and tribal communities

From the Department of Public Instruction

A revised and expanded teacher’s guide from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press will help teachers fulfill the requirement of teaching about Wisconsin’s American Indian nations and tribal communities.

Tailored especially for upper elementary grades, the updated Teacher’s Guide, which is a CD-ROM, goes along with the newly updated young readers classic by Dr. Patty Loew, Native People of Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin American Indian Education Act (Act 31) requires schools to teach about the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of Wisconsin’s American Indian nations and tribal communities.

Typically, this learning is most effective when infused into other subjects.

The updated version of Native People of Wisconsin includes two new chapters on the Brothertown Indian Nation and urban Indians, as well as updates on each tribe’s current history and new profiles of outstanding young people from every Nation.