October: The Corn Month

So When is ‘Corn Month?’ As you know, crops are harvested in the fall, most notably, corn. People from North, Central, and South America ate corn, which they had domesticated about 10,000 years ago. Native American tribes also grew it later on, after corn began finding its way northward, about 4,500 years ago. Corn also

Awesome Resources for Teachers: Ojibwe (Chippewa)

Since we’ve already told you about some awesome resources when it comes to the Dakota (Sioux) people we figured we’d let you know about some awesome Ojibwe (Chippewa) resources also! The Ojibwe are featured in our games Fish Lake, Making Camp and Forgotten Trail so the culture is a big part of 7 Generation Games. The great thing

Video: Native American Tobacco

It’s the end of the week and that means that it’s time for the Freebie Friday. Today’s freebie is a video on how tobacco is considered sacred by most Native American tribes. The video talks about the way that tribes use tobacco and the reasons behind it. You can view the culture video below. Tobacco

Clip Art: AzTech Games

Aztech Clip Art from 7 Generation Games Please feel free to use any of the artwork here in your classes, on your website or education-related blog. Questions? Please email us at info@7generationgames.com. To download: Right-click and select “Save Image As…” NOTE: 7 Generation Games clip art is for non-commercial educational use only. 7 Generation Games

Book List: Hispanic Heritage Month

Previous Next National Hispanic Heritage Month: It’s Always Time to Read! Let’s celebrate the contributions that Hispanic people made to art, math, science, society, and culture. These books are great for your ELA, ELL, and Spanish language classes that are sure to immerse your kids in this richly diverse society. Have fun reading, bookworms!National Hispanic

Winter Time

Winter Time What did Dakota tribal members do during the winter? Resources Video: Story of the Lost Wife – An old legend of a wife who left her mean husband for a tribe of…wolves? What happened next?

Video: Story of the Lost Wife

Key Terms oral tradition storytelling Listen to “Story of the Lost Wife” Teacher Resources Storytelling: Oral Traditions | PBS – Lesson plan for Grades 4-6 about storytelling. One of four lessons. Resources for Teaching Ojibwe History – 7 Generation Games collection of resources for teachers featuring critical thinking questions and photos.  Video: Winter Time – How did