Native American heritage month


Welcome to the 7 Generation Games and Growing Math Fall 2021 Art Contest Gallery! Here, you can view all the submissions from the contest participants. The theme for the art contest is Native American Heritage Month. Contestants' grade levels range from 2nd to 8th grade.

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We are Anishinaabe, the original people, and we are here to stay. Value us and our contributions to the world we live in today.  Annette MennemTurtle Mountain Band of Chippewa IndiansMinot State University When invited to write a blog about Native American Heritage Month (NAHM), I asked myself, “What does […]

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Indigenous People Make History It has been a historical year for Native American voters and leaders in office. Six Native American candidates were elected to Congress in 2020–a record as only 23 Native Americans have served in Congress since the founding of the United States. Many Native professionals, like U.S. […]

Student Engagement Strategies for 2020


Time Spent Learning Your Culture is of the Essence Several years ago, Dr. Erich Longie and I participated in an analysis of the National Indian Education Study database where we found that the more native youth learned their culture and language in school, the worse their math scores. This finding […]

Include Native American Culture in Your Math Class








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In nearly 30 years teaching and consulting on American Indian reservations, I’ve seen a dismaying number of failures to provide a good education. In the movie, Mask, the mother of a boy with a noticeable physical disfigurement is trying to register him for middle school. The principal says,  Perhaps a […]

Failing Native American students: Let me count the ways



With Thanksgiving being tomorrow, browse through our videos on Native American Culture. The videos are in easy to consume form, covering topics such as traditions, hunting and surviving the seasons. Also, don’t forget November is Native American Heritage Month. If you’re searching for new ways to grab students attention, our […]

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