April 20, 2019

#11828 Twelve Moons: A Year with the Sauk and Meskwaki, 1817-1818 Local History

At this workshop, each participant will receive the book, Twelve Moons: A Year with the Sauk and Meskwaki, 1817-1818 and its accompanying Resource Guide filled with classroom activities, games, and vocabulary cards. All materials are aligned to grades 3-5 Social Sciences Learning Standards and include cross-curricular activities in language arts, math, science, and social sciences. Materials can be adapted for grades K-8.

Participants will “travel” back to 1817, learning local history about the Sauk and Meskwaki native people. Beth Carvey, past director of the John Hauberg Indian Museum at Black Hawk State Historic Site for 36 years, and 3 other educators have created a teacher-friendly, hands-on workshop. Participants completing fun, cooperative activities will experience the cross-curricular lessons and games which center on the lunar months and the related seasonal activities of the Sauk and Meskwaki. You will walk away not only with the materials, but with in-depth knowledge of these native people and how to implement lessons/activities on the first day of school!

Throughout the day participants will learn about such things as the Sensisepo Kebesaukee, the peninsula formed by the confluence of the Rock and Mississippi Rivers. This land, rich in natural resources, was where the two tribes located their capital towns. During the day you will explore the Sauk capital, Saukenuk, one of the largest Native cities on the continent. Other activities will illustrate how the Sauk and Meskwaki lives were interwoven within the rhythms of the natural world around them.

During lunch, participants will also have time to visit the museum located within the lodge. This is a fun workshop, DO NOT MISS! Bring your peers and enjoy the day.

DATE: June 13, 2019
TIME: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Doors open at 8:30)
Location: Black Hawk State Park Watch Tower Lodge, 1800 46th Ave., Rock Island
COST: $75.00
PRESENTERS: Kristen Bergren, Terry Bilyeu, Beth Carvey, Marion Lardner