Minnesota Historical Society

Beginning Dakota / Tokaheya Dakota Iapi Kin Teacher's Edition: Twenty-four Language and Grammar Lessons with Glossaries

$ 45.00

This collection of fun and informative lessons provides numerous entry points for language learners and their instructors, inside the classroom and beyond. The Beginning Dakota/Tokaheya Dakota Iapi Kin workbook provides exercises for building vocabulary, practicing conversation, and reading and writing about Dakota history. Now a brand-new teacher’s edition offers further support through a full answer key, classroom activities, quizzes, and worksheets that will equip teachers with tested strategies to engage and educate students of the Dakota language.

Nicolette Knudson and Jody Snow along with revered elder Clifford Canku share their expertise through activities that organize the language at its most basic level. Twenty-four lesson plans build on each other and use cultural and historical information to increase understanding of the Dakota language and world view. Exercises, including additional worksheets and suggested activities, offer opportunities to practice the language and enhance comprehension. With these features and more, this teacher’s edition is an invaluable tool for instructors at all levels.

  • Beginning Dakota Website
  • By: Nicolette Knudson, Jody Snow, and Clifford Canku
  • Format: Paper, 296 pp., 8 1/2 X 11, glossary, appendix,
  • Publisher: MNHS Press (August 2011)
  • Product ##: 9780873518468
Clifford Canku, an elder of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Oyate and assistant professor of practice for Dakota Studies at North Dakota State University, assisted Dakota language students Nicolette Knudson, also a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, and Jody Snow, a language instructor, in creating this helpful resource.


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