Black Hawk State Historic Site

Curriculum and Resources currently available:
Curriculum Overview
 
Introduction
 
Saukenuk
 
Poster of Saukenuk
 
Senisepo Kebesaukee
 
Poster-Map of Senisepo Kebesaukee


Updated New Curriculum!
Fur Traders

Fur Traders Game

Fur Traders Poster-Map and Fur Trade Game sheet C and example sheet C
(use US legal size paper)

Long House

Long House Posters
(use US legal size paper)

 

 Twelve Moons: A Year with the Sauk and  Meskwaki, 1817-1818

Written by: Kristen Bergren, Terry Bilyeu, Elizabeth Carvey and Marion Lardner

Curriculum Copyright 2015 Black Hawk State Historic Site
1510 46th Avenue
, Rock Island, IL 61201 

Illustrations Copyright 2015 Tom Willcockson

All Rights Reserved


Twelve Moons Curriculum

Black Crescent moon  Dear Educators and Parents,      

The book, Twelve Moons: A Year with the Sauk and Meskwaki, 1817 1818, allows its readers to travel with the last indigenous two tribes who lived in the Mississippi River Valley as the lunar month dictates the cycle of their lives.  

Twelve Moons will engage students with its rich text and beautiful illustrations. It is divided into 25 two-page book sections. Each section can be taught individually and in any order. We do suggest you first read the Curriculum Overview and then teach the Introduction before choosing the next book section. 

Writing the curriculum for this book is an ongoing project. There will be continuing updates. The book is written at about a 4th grade level but the interest level is for grades from kindergarten through high school. The activities are not geared for one specific grade. There are a variety of skill levels for the activities included on each curriculum page. 

Tom Willcockson, Twelve Moons illustrator, has created many wonderful posters, maps and illustrations to enhance hands-on learning for the book sections. They can be printed on legal size paper.  

Please feel free to contact us with questions or share ideas for the curriculum.  

We hope you enjoy reading Twelve Moons and implementing the curriculum in your classroom or sharing it with your family.   

Twelve Moons Curriculum Committee,

Kristen Bergren  ishibook@hotmail.com 

Terry Bilyeu  tnbilyeu@mchsi.com   

Elizabeth Carvey haubergmuseum@aol.com  

Marion Lardner marion.lardner@frontier.com

Curriculum and Resources currently available:

Curriculum Overview
Introduction
Saukenuk
Poster of Saukenuk
Senisepo Kebesaukee
Poster-Map of Senisepo Kebesaukee
Fur Traders
Fur Traders Game
Fur Traders Poster-Map and Fur Trade Game sheet C and example sheet C (use US legal size paper)
Long House
Long House Posters (use US legal size paper)