Looking for Cultural Resources for the Classroom or Class Project?

Plant Trunk
  • Learning Trunks (Educators Only)

    Please use the Destiny System to check on availability and check out process.

    The SPPS Center for Equity and Culture has the following Learning Trunks available (click here for link to description of each trunk):

    • Native People of the Eastern Woodlands
    • Native People of the Pacific Northwest
    • Native People of the Prairies and Plains
    • Native People of the Southwest
    • Native People of the Arctic
    • Native American Games
    • Ojibwe
    • Dakota
    • Buffalo
    • Plant (including ricing materials and knockers)
    • PowWow
    • Mississippi River Exploration
    • Huichol
    • Fur Trade


    Online Resources

    • 6th Grade Standard Aligned Lesson: Dawes &Homestead Act
    • Capitol Art Project Curriculum


    Bdote Learning Experience

    The Bdote Learning Experience is a daylong field trip visiting sites in the Twin Cities that are culturally and historically significant to Dakota people. This absent narrative approach to local history is  based on the Bdote Memory Map.

    It is being offered to all SPPS fifth graders as part of the MN State Social Studies standard for US History, North America was populated by indigenous nations that had developed a wide range of social structures, political systems, and economic activities, and whose expansive trade networks extended across the continent. (Era: Before European Contact)

    Teachers are trained by taking the field trip, led by Dakota educators. Trips are held in the spring and fall. Priority is given to fifth grade teachrs, but when space is available the trip is free and open to all SPPS staff and community members.


    You can learn more about the Center for Equity and Culture, and the resource they offer by visiting their website.