At a time when how we remember history is discussed in the public sphere more than ever before, the Historic Indian Agency House's special 2021 "Remembering" curriculum offers a fun way to explore the details of how the substance of the past is passed down to the present. With over 40 activity ideas to explore as a family or school group, there's no shortage of educationally-rich ways to discover how history's stories are preserved. You will have a blast remembering how we Remember.
Remembering history involves much more than memorizing names and dates from a textbook. This free curriculum guide offers hands-on activities to uncover the art, the science, and the FUN in preserving stories of the past for future generations. While directed toward 4th-6th grade, the curriculum’s activities may be modified and used for almost any age group. Wisconsin educational standards for4th-6th grade are included in the curriculum guide.
The Historic Indian Agency House is an organization that preserves the 1832 home and stories of Indian Agent John Kinzie and his wife, Juliette. Juliette wrote what is today considered one of the best firsthand descriptions of early frontier Wisconsin. The stories passed down through her book, Wau-Bun even helped inspire her granddaughter, Juliette Gordon Low (aka Daisy) to found the Girl Scouts! To find out how you can experience history firsthand through our tours and 2021 events which are all themed around the concepts introduced in this curriculum, visit www.agencyhouse.org!