Working in groups, students will come together to map the significant locations in Dakota territory. They will be provided with descriptions of the location, which they will map using an atlas. They will plot the points together to understand the full extent of Dakota territory.
In partners, students will examine icons from the Dakota timeline to understand key elements in creating an icon. Students will then examine the whole timeline to understand how a timeline is created. In the end students will create their own icon and explanation that could be added to the wall.
Using visual thinking strategies, students will work in small groups with one of the four traditional Dakota stories. Students will storyboard the traditional story and choose imagery from the Dakota lesson website, other sources, or draw their own to retell the story with the images and people in their group.
This booklet is the foundational educational resource for the lesson material. It tells of the history and culture of the Dakota and the Whitecap Dakota First Nation. It describes their legacy of alliance with newcomers and Indigenous groups and their role in forming Canada and their contributions to our region today.