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Educator Guides

The Why Treaties Matter traveling exhibit continues to serve as an educational tool for schools, community organizations, and beyond. Throughout 2013, a team of community members and educators collaborated to develop educator guides to accompany the Why Treaties Matter exhibit content. These guides provide educators with background, student readings and activities, vocabulary lists, and suggested web and print resources.

Download all Educator Guides (zip file)

Download all Minnesota Social Studies Standards Alignments (zip file)

Special thanks to the classroom content development and writing team:

Frank Bibeau – Tribal Attorney
Priscilla Giddings-Buffalohead – Retired Indian Education teacher and College Lecturer
Jim L. Jones, Jr. – Cultural Resource Director, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Pillager Band
Jack Judkins – Curriculum Connections Minnesota
Nanette Missaghi – Anthropologist, Consultant
Amanda Norman – Mother of three; Enrolled – White Earth Nation; Director – The Guthrie Theater Board of Directors; Civic Media Minnesota – Board Member; Founder – Kairos Arete Consulting.
Dennis W. Olson – Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; Office of Indian Education, Minnesota Department of Education
Ramona Kitto Stately – Santee, Dakota
Linda Thain – Retired teacher, Saint Paul Public Schools
Dr. Anton Treuer – Bemidji State University
Travis Zimmerman – Minnesota Historical Society