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Native Daughters (curriculum guide for educators)
Standing Bears Footsteps: Meaning of Home
The Power of Role Models (middle-high school, Native American)
Making Invisible Histories Visible Project (Black history in Nebraska 3rd & 4th grade)
Homestead National Monument (4th grade)
Nebraska the Civil War (11th grade)
Omaha Public Schools collection: Plains Indians, Prairie Settlement and Sitting Bull


Native Daughters

Native Daughters includes healers and warriors, story tellers and law makers, leaders, environmentalists and artists. The curriculum companion includes classroom activities, resources and handouts. Watch the movies, listen to their stories. Complete interactive guide that accompanies the Native Daughters' Magazine. This iBook needs to be on every educator's shelf. Written by Nebraska educators. Visit the NDE eBooks page to download electronic book and PDF files.

Standing Bears Footsteps: Meaning of Home

Produced by NET with partnership with VisionMaker Media, this tells the story of the Ponca people who were forcibly removed from their Nebraska homelands. The "Meaning of Home" project worked with two Ponca youth groups – one in Lincoln, Nebraska and another in White Eagle, Oklahoma – as they explored the theme of the meaning of home in youth media training programs during the summer. The project is a wonderful opportunity that helps address a critical need facing the Native American community – there is a critical lack of curriculum-based media skills being taught in Native education settings. Visit the NDE eBooks page to download electronic book and PDF files.

The Power of Role Models

Developed from the University of Nebraska Medical Center SEPA project Role Models in Your Community poster sets. Native American role models from the United States include environmentalists, radiologists, nurses, doctors, teachers, dentist, agricultural managers, firefighter, astronaut, marine biologist, laboratory technicians, physicists and more. Read why they chose their field and the skills required. College of study, tribal affiliations and their home towns are all interlinked to give the reader a true journey of the role model. A few videos are sprinkled in to for more interaction. Additional pages for each profession include teaching points, suggested books and alignment to Nebraska, South Dakota and American Indian standards. Soon to be posted on the department's ebook page.
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Making Invisible Histories Visible Project (collection of Black History around Omaha)

During the summer of 2013, eight Omaha Public Schools teachers each produced an iBook on a topic of Omaha and Nebraska history as it relates to African American history. The four 3rd grade books are: Then and Now: A Look at People in Your Neighborhood; Our City, Our Culture; Civil Rights: Standing Up for What’s Right to Make a Difference; and The Great Migration: Wherever People Move, Home Is Where the Heart Is. The four 4th grade books are Legends of the Name: Buffalo Soldiers in Nebraska; African American Pioneers; Notable Nebraskans; and WWII: Double Victory. Visit the NDE eBooks page to download electronic book and PDF files.

Homestead National Monument (remanents of cultural history)

Produced by the Homestead National Monument of American: National Park Service. It seemed purely democratic, the idea of land for the people. The Homestead Act of 1862 opened millions of acres across the nation to settlement and cultivation. Eventually over 270 million acres in 30 states were turned over from government to private ownership. Visit the NDE eBooks page to download electronic book and PDF files.

Nebraska and the Civil War (grade 11 and up)

Produced by the Nebraska State Historical Society. When the Civil War broke out in April 1861, Nebraska had been an organized U.S. Territory for nearly seven years. On March 1, 1867, not quite two years after the war ended with Union victory in 1865, Nebraska became the thirty-seventh state. Accordingly, the Civil War had much to do with shaping Nebraska’s history, both during the four-year conflict itself and for decades to come. Visit the NDE eBooks page to download electronic book and PDF files.

Omaha Public School Authors

Several students in middle and elementary completed books in these areas: 1) Plains Indians, 2) Sitting Bull, 3) Prairie Settlement. Visit the NDE eBooks page to download electronic book and PDF files.