Black Hawk State Historic Site

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


New Curriculum!
Fur Traders

Fur Traders Poster-Map


 

 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

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 two tribes of Native people who lived in the Mississippi River Valley. They ordered their year by the lunar month which dictated the cycle of their lives.

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

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

The book’s illustrator, Tom Willcockson, has created two posters/maps that allow hands-on learning for the book sections Senisepo Kebesaukee and Saukenuk. The maps should be printed on legal size paper.

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

We hope you enjoy reading Twelve Moons and implementing the curriculum that has been completed either 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 

Permission is granted to reproduce this curriculum for non-commercial individual or non-commercial classroom use only.

Curriculum and Resources currently available:

Curriculum Overview
Introduction

Saukenuk
Poster of Saukenuk
Senisepo Kebesaukee
Poster-Map of Senisepo Kebesaukee
Fur Traders
Fur Traders Poster-Map