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1Identifying the pre-Colonial Native American Groups By: Miss Tara Caudill4th grade
2Learning ObjectivesYou will be able to identify the seven pre-Colonial Native American groups after this lesson.After you read all the slides, you will complete a quiz to test your knowledge about each group.Tennessee State Standard:4.1.spi.1. identify pre-Colonial Native American groups (i.e., Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, Aztec, Mayans, Olmec, Mississippi Mound Builders).NETS•S Standard:5.Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom. (3, 4)
3DirectionsAfter reading the information on each slide, click to move to the next page.To go to the previous page, click on the button.To go to the Main Menu, click the button.To take the quiz, click the button.To return to the directions, click the button.
4Main Menu Aztec Mayan Mississippi Mound Builders Cherokee Chickasaw OlmecCreek
5Aztec IndiansThe Aztec settled on the shores of Lake Texcoco, naming it the city of Tenochtitlan.Most of their prized items were made from feathers of the quitzal.War was the main way that the Aztec captured prisoners to sacrifice to their gods.Moctezuma I was their leader during the time that they settled from
6Cherokee IndiansThe Cherokee lived in the river valleys of the southern Appalachian Mountains.Most families had 2 houses, one to keep warm in the winter and one to keep cool in the summer.There was a Cherokee Confederation where chiefs from as many as 100 villages came together to discuss important matters such as war.They also held ceremonies in their villages.The most important of these was the Green Corn Ceremony that gave thanks to good harvest after the summer had ended.
7Chickasaw IndiansThe Chickasaw Indians were a tribe of great hunters and warriors.Their towns were located near the headwaters of the Tombigbee River in northeastern Mississippi.There were only about 5,000 Chickasaw Indians around in the 1600s.Their population was smaller than at least two of their neighbors, the Cherokee and Choctaw.
8Creek IndiansThe Creek Indians consisted of more than one tribe of Indians.They were thought to have started as a defensive strategy against the other larger Indian tribes of the region.The Creek problem started with a battle in Lumpkin County near Slaughter Gap.
9Mayan IndiansThe Mayans lived in the city of Tikal, which is one of the oldest cities known today.They built many monuments to honor rulers and to please their gods.They invented the idea of the number O to make their calendar sequenced correctly.They were the first to develop an advanced form of writing using symbols.
10Mississippi Mound Builders In 800 A.D., the Mississippi Mound Builders civilization was developed in the Mississippi River Valley in a place called Cahokia.They had a powerful chief who was both their priest and ruler.The powerful chief lived in a place called the Monk’s Mound.They civilization broke down in 1500 A.D.
11Olmec IndiansThe Olmec Indians built one of the earliest civilizations in America.They are known as the “mother civilization”.Their most important god was the “Rain God”.They built temples on top of pyramids to live in as houses.
12SummaryYou have just read about each of the seven pre-Colonial Native American groups. These groups are the Aztec, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Mayan, Mississippi Mound Builders, and Olmec.If you are ready to take the quiz, click the forward button. If not, then go back and read through it again! Good luck!
13Question 1: Aztec What did the Aztec Indians name their land? Aztec CityTenochtitlanIndianville
34Congratulations!!You have completed the quiz! This means you are able to identify all seven groups of pre-Colonial Native Americans! You should be proud of yourself!
35ResourcesHarcourt Brace Social Studies: Early United States for 4th grade. Copyright 2002.Microsoft Office ClipartAztec Indians.Cherokee Indians.Chickasaw Indians.Creek Indians.Mayan Indians.Mississippi Mound Builders. ho/Olmec Indians.