Ojibwe Heritage

Cultural History
| 4th Grade - Adult
| Half Day 3 hrs
| Easy


Students will travel to a recreated Ojibwe site, where they will practice skills commonly used 250 years ago. Skills like fire starting using a bow drills or flint and steel, preparation of wild rice and raspberry tea, as well as making of basswood twine and black ash baskets. Students will also be introduced to Ojibwe history and language.


Upon completion of the Ojibwe Heritage class students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fire-starting techniques using flint and steel, as well as bow and drill.
  • Demonstrate the steps necessary to process wild rice.
  • Demonstrate basswood twine making and black ash basketry.
  • Describe the seasonal lifestyle of the Ojibwe.
  • Evaluate and choose aspects of traditional Ojibwe lifestyle to combine with our own, and incorporate into our daily lives.