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UW alum Schroeder teaches Lincoln Elementary students about Ho-Chunk Nation

June 29, 2016

During the summer of 2015, third grade teacher Emily Schroeder attended the American Indian Summer Institute in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin.

Schroeder, who is an alumna of UW-Madison and teaches third grade at Madison’s Lincoln Elementary, explains that she went to the conference to bolster her knowledge about the Native Nations of Wisconsin.

View the video report about Emily Schroeder“The conference was an eye-opener for me as I realized how necessary it was for me to do my part in educating our future generations about Wisconsin’s native past and present,” says Schroeder, who graduated in 2011 with a degree in elementary education from the School of Education, with a minor in anthropology.

Schroeder says she became inspired to incorporate American Indian Studies into her everyday curriculum and spent much of the 2015-16 school year teaching her students about Wisconsin’s Ho-Chunk Nation.

UW-Madison School of Education video producer Eric Rajala caught up with Schroeder and her students at the end of the academic year, when they visited McCarthy Conservation Park in nearby Cottage Grove. There, the children learned Ho-Chunk traditions from Tribal Heritage Preservation Officer Bill Quackenbush.

To learn more about this topic, check out this video report for free on the School of Education’s YouTube channel.

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