Subjects: Social Studies, English/Language Arts, Art, Computer Technology
Materials: multi-media computer, printer, twigs, leaves, rocks or stones, soil, pieces of fabric, beads, fishing string, paint, clay
Technology/Tools/Courseware: multi-media computer with Internet, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, printer, digital camera
Day 1: Introduce five Eastern Woodland Tribes (Iroquois, Delaware, Cherokee, Powhatan, and Algonquian) and discuss how each tribe lived and the products each tribe made to help them survive. Go over goals, objectives, and activities for the lesson and a timeline for the next three days.
Activity 1: The students will go to QUIA and complete a scavenger hunt. When they have completed all of the questions, they will print a hard copy to be turned in for a grade at the end of the lesson.
Activity 2: The students will be placed into five groups. Each group will be assigned one of the five tribes to research (Iroquois, Delaware, Cherokee, Powhatan, and Algonquian). The students need to bring their hard copy from the scavenger hunt with them. They will compile a brief narrative of their assigned tribe. Their narrative should include things that were used in everyday life and the materials that they used to make them.Modifications:
Day 2: Discuss goals and objectives for the day.
Activity 1: The students will type their narratives on Microsoft Word. After it is typed, they will print out a hard copy and turn it in.
Activity 2: Each group will report on the assigned tribe and tell what kinds of things they made that they used in everyday life.
Activity 3: The class will go on a nature walk to collect needed materials to complete their diorama of the tribal villages. The collected materials will be stored.
Day 3: Discuss goals and objectives for the day.
Activity 1: Assemble materials brought from home and list what is still needed.
Activity 2: The students will expand upon replicas of their dwellings and create a village that represents their assigned tribal group.
Activity 3: The students will give an oral presentation of their diorama of the tribal villages.
Day 4: Discuss goals and objectives for the day.
Activity 1: The students will take a picture of their diorama with the digital camera.
Activity 2: The students will create a collaborative PowerPoint presentation.
West Virginia Instructional Goals and Objectives (IGO's):
Listening/Speaking: 3.13, 3.14, 4.13, 4.14, 4.16, 4.17, 5.2, 5.4National Standards:
Writing: 3.42, 3.43, 4.50, 4.51, 5.54, 5.56
Language: 3.57, 3.58, 3.64, 3.67, 4.69, 4.70, 4.75, 4.78, 5.95
Social Studies: 3.40, 4.31, 5.27, 5.33
Computer Technology: 3.84, 3.85, 3.91, 3.53, 4.94, 4.95, 4.99, 4.101, 4.52, 4.53, 5.59, 5.180, 5.183
Art: 3.7, 3.8, 3.20, 4.20, 4.22, 5.6
2. Knows geographical settings, economic activities, food, clothing, homes, crafts, and rituals of Native American societies long ago (e.g., Iroquois, Sioux, Hopi, Nez Perce, Inuit, Cherokee) Language Arts
WritingListening and Speaking
4. Uses electronic media to gather information (e.g., databases, Internet, CD-ROM, television shows, cassette recordings, videos, pull-down menus, word searches)
1. Contributes to group discussions
7. Makes basic oral presentations to class (e.g., uses subject-related information and vocabulary; includes content appropriate to the audience; relates ideas and observations; incorporates visual aids or props; incorporates several sources of information)
1. Knows the basic functions of hardware (e.g., keyboard and mouse provide input; printer and monitor provide output; hard and floppy disk provide storage; the cpu processes information)
Native American TribesStudent Resources:
Creation of a Nation
Powhatan Indians of Virginia
Powhatan Indian Village
Native American Technology and Art
Delaware Tribe of Indians
Algonquian and Great Lake Tribes
Eastern Woodland Indians
Lost Little Bear
Computer Internet Microsoft Word PowerPoint PrintShop (optional) Sierra PrintArtist (optional)
Lesa D. Hines
Glenville Elementary School
Glenville, WV 26351
Mapping Out Indian Cultures
Written Symbols and Dress
Hearth and Homes
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