Resources for Educators
Digital Resources Available to Educators
Gibbs Farm Staff have created this page to house our online-learning friendly resources. We have put these together based on feedback and requests from educators, please contact us if there is anything you would like us to add, or if you have trouble accessing any of the information.
Keep up with the plants, animals, and people of Gibbs Farm and learn about our upcoming events on our Instagram or Facebook.
Information on our virtual field trip options can be found on our Virtual Field Trips page.
Check Out Our YouTube Page!
We are on YouTube! Learn about our farm animals, watch us test out historic recipes, and try our hand at crafts from days gone by. You might even find a silly video about our resident ducks and geese.
360 Tour of the Historic Gibbs Farmhouse
In 1854, Jane and Heman Gibbs moved from their sod house to the one room log cabin they built right next door. As years passed, they expanded this cabin in several phases, adding a parlor, bedrooms, and summer kitchen. To use the 360 tour, start in the parlor and use your mouse to move through the various rooms. Click on the circles for more information. Audio is available on all captions.
360 Tour of the Stoen Schoolhouse
The Gibbs Family helped build a one room schoolhouse for children in the area. This building no longer exists but luckily a Minnesota school from the same time period was moved to the Gibbs Farm site. This building allows visitors to get the feel of a pioneer school. Click on the circles for more information. Audio is available on all captions. Click on the circles to find out more about the objects traditionally found in a one room schoolhouse.
Adventures of Keya Videos
These are some of our favorite Dakota language videos, written and illustrated by H’upahu Duta and Digitalized by Zitkada Zi Win. The stories are cute, easy to follow and will allow your students to hear spoken Dakota.
Takóža: Walks with the Blue Moon Girl
An illustrated children’s story about a young Dakota girl, Walks With The Blue Moon Girl, and her Zunzi (grandmother). The grandmother teaches her, Takoza (granddaughter), through story while making star quilts, and planting and caring for a garden. Book is read by the author Tara Perron.
"The Two Worlds of Jane Gibbs: The Gibbs Farm and the Santee Dakota"
Read this Ramsey County Historical Society magazine article about Jane Gibbs' childhood at Cloud Man's Village.