Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tech Cafe - Lakota Wintercounts and Haiku Deck

Winter counts are histories or calendars in which events are recorded by pictures, with one picture for each year.   The Lakota winter count online exhibit highlights ten Lakota winter counts in the collections of the National Anthropological Archives, a part of the National Museum of Natural History, and the National Museum of the American Indian.  This site can be used by all grade levels, across all subject areas, with rich visuals and sound supports multiple learning styles.

The Teachers' Guide was created to help you incorporate Lakota winter counts into your curriculum. It includes relevant background information, visual material, topic suggestions, sample lesson plans and resource lists, along with instructions on navigating the Lakota winter count online exhibit.

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Smithsonian Institution: Lakota Winter Count

Downloadable Images
Map of the Great Sioux Reservation (1868-1889)
Chart: "Peoples of the Great Plains"

The Winter Counts
Lone Dog
Long Soldier
Page from Battiste Good
Page from Cloud Shield
Page from American Horse
Major Bush


Haiku Deck, a free iPad app, is a completely new kind of presentation software designed to make your slides stunning.  Haiku Deck makes presentations simple, beautiful, and fun.

Simply load the Haiku App on your iPad, create, and share (tutorials are found under Help).  You can then view the deck on any platform via a web browser.

Getting Started

Resizing pics

Making Charts and Graphs

Tips for using Haiku Desk in the Classroom

Pinterest Education Case Studies using Haiku Deck

*Citation (APA)  Smithsonian Institution,  (2005). Smithsonian Institution: Lakota Winter Counts. [Full Video]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com/

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