Teacher Resources

New IEFA Resource: Crossing Boundaries Through Art

Crossing Boundaries through Art: Seals of Montana Tribal Nations offers students an opportunity to learn about Montana indigenous people as distinct, sovereign nations while simultaneously studying symbolic art. Students will examine how tribal identity and diversity are expressed through symbols that have their roots in distinct tribal histories, cultures and geographies.

New resources in the library!

Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond

A Model Teaching Unit for ELA utilizing the book Counting Coup by Joseph Medicine Crow. Secondary Level with MCCS alignment.

Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War II

A Model Teaching Unit for ELA utilizing the book Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac. Secondary Level with MCCS alignment.

Montana’s Charlie Russell: Art in the Collection of the Montana Historical Society.

  • Contains two biographical Power Points, a PowerPoint of the Russell images,
  • 3 hands-on art lessons (Watercolors of the Big Sky grades 3-5); (Illustrating a la Charlie Russell – grades 6-12); (Figures in Motion – grades 7-12)
  • 5 Lesson plans that engage students in critically examining Russell’s paintings as they practice Common Core Skills: (An Artist’s Journey: Transform a Painting into Poetry (grades 1-7); The Rest of the Story: art analyses (grades 3-7); Living with Animals- examines how human-nature relationships have changed over time (grades 4-7); Russell on Indians – explores the topic of stereotypes (grades 7-12); What Don’t You See? The historical accuracy of Russell paintings – grades 7-12).
  • Information on Visual Thinking Strategies and how to incorporate these into your classroom.

Mounted Primary Source Documents – U.S. History from Exchange Club

  • The Bill of Rights
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address
  • John F. Kennedy’s First Inaugural Address
  • The Emancipation Proclamation
  • Instrument of Surrender in the Pacific – WWII
  • The Constitution of the United States
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedom’s Address to Congress
  • Wilson’s Second Inaugural Address
  • Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address
  • The Star Spangled Banner
  • Theodore Roosevelt, Letter on Cuba
  • McAuliffe’s Christmas Message
  • The Mayflower Compact
  • The Thirteenth Amendment
  • Washington’s First Inaugural Address
  • The Treaty of Paris
  • The Northwest Ordinance
  • Account of the Proceedings of the Susan B. Anthony Trial
  • The Monroe Doctrine
  • The Nineteenth Amendment
  • Martin Luther King Jr.’s ” I have a Dream Speech”
  • The Gettysburg Address
  • The German Instrument of Surrender – WWII
  • Robert E. Lee’s Letter Accepting the Presidency of Washington College