Marcella Le Beau WWII veteran

Co-designing Games to Teach with Primary Sources from Indigenous and Rural History

We know the title is a bit long, but it fits everything we want you to know. The Library of Congress has a wealth of primary sources, including video and audio recordings of Native American veterans, maps, photos, congressional actions, newspapers and more.

Would you be interested in designing games and lessons this summer that 7 Generation Games would make into a games to be used in classrooms?

Marcella Le Beau, World War II veteran from Cheyenne River (left) and Cold War army veteran Mitchell Cypress (right), Seminole.

Would you like to make a game featuring Native American veterans?

Would your students be interested in a rodeo game that also teaches history and math?

Bring your ideas, meet with fellow educators, select resources from the Library of Congress and other sites like the WoLakota Project.

Workshop dates:

  • August 2nd, 2024 – Online, 6-8 pm Central time
  • October 5, 2024 – Fort Yates, ND – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lunch and mileage reimbursement provided. Lodging funded for those more than 60 miles from Fort Yates.
  • December 9 – Online, 6-8 pm Central time

Educators who attend and complete the assignments – lessons you can use in your class because we are all about hands on and being practical – can receive one graduate or undergraduate credit from Sitting Bull College.

Use this form to sign up.

The workshop is limited to 15 teachers from North Dakota and South Dakota. Priority will be given to teachers in tribal and rural schools. As the planned materials and lessons require at least a third-grade level of literacy, priority will be given to educators teach Grade 3 and higher.

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program. Content created andfeatured in partnership with TPS program does not indicate an endorsement by the Library of Congress.