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1 Discovering Native Americans And Their Culture Project Overview Teacher Planning & Reflection Teaching Resources, 1 Teaching Resources, 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Learning Areas Levels Objectives Software Description Social Studies and Language Arts 11- to-16-year-olds Identify Native American beliefs and values in stories and folktales Research one region of Native Americans using a variety of research resources and summarize the knowledge gained from that research into a PowerPoint presentation Construct a simple newsletter and/or design a web site to keep parents involved and informed Use technology to obtain information as well as present it Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint); Microsoft Internet Explorer; Microsoft Publisher This integrated theme unit is designed to help students see the “big picture” in a study of Native American culture, exploring these questions: Who were the Native Americans? Where did they live? How did their environment influence their lifestyles? What did they contribute to our nation? Documents Author Jeannette Hoessel, Clinton Middle School, Clinton, MA

2 Discovering Native Americans And Their Culture Project Overview Teacher Planning & Reflection Teaching Resources, 1 Teaching Resources, 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Teacher Planning, Management and Reflection Documents Click the documents below to help you understand the context of this exemplary learning project: Background & Planning: A picture of the origin and objectives of the learning project, including the manner in which the project was planned and managed. Teacher Reflection: Thoughts and reflective comments from the author, including advice for future implementations. Student Perspective: Comments on how the students perceived the learning that occurred. Documents

3 Discovering Native Americans And Their Culture Project Overview Teacher Planning & Reflection Teaching Resources, 1 Teaching Resources, 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Teaching Resources, 1 of 2 Click the documents below to view the teaching resources used in the teaching of this learning project: Student Project Overview: An overview of required tasks. Classroom Procedures: A day-by-day list of the activities in the project. Woodland Indians Slide Show: A PowerPoint presentation used to stimulate class discussion at the outset of the project. Student Newsletter: Example of student work generated from this project. Documents Woodland Indians

4 Discovering Native Americans And Their Culture Project Overview Teacher Planning & Reflection Teaching Resources, 1 Teaching Resources, 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Teaching Resources, 2 of 2 Click the documents below to view the teaching resources used in the teaching of this learning project: Newsletter Planning Guide: A guide for students to complete as they plan their newsletter. Web Site Planning Guide: A guide to help students plan their Web site. Art Project Instructions: Instructions on how to make a Chippewa Dream Catcher. Internet and General Resources: Teacher-selected web sites and other recommended resources. Class Server Resources: Download teaching resources in Class Server format. Documents

5 Discovering Native Americans And Their Culture Project Overview Teacher Planning & Reflection Teaching Resources, 1 Teaching Resources, 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Assessment and Standards Click the documents below to see the assessment rubrics and standards covered in this learning project: Assessment Rubrics: Examples of assessment rubrics provided to students showing how the project was assessed. Mapping the Standards: Mapping this project’s learning objectives against curriculum standards. National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS): Performance indicators for technology-literate students. Documents

6 Discovering Native Americans And Their Culture Project Overview Teacher Planning & Reflection Teaching Resources, 1 Teaching Resources, 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Classroom Teacher Guide Click the documents below to learn from this project and create your own classroom project: The Starting Point: Questions to keep in mind when reviewing this project. Using the Tour Model: Questions to consider before you begin to create a technology-integrated project based on this Virtual Classroom Tour. Authentic Assessment: Understanding that assessment needs to move into the realm of authenticity helps to make learning more meaningful for students. Implementing a Project: Some questions to consider at the implementation stage of a learning project. Record Your Thoughts: A document in which you can record your comments and reflections as you create your own learning project. Documents

7 Discovering Native Americans And Their Culture Project Overview Teacher Planning & Reflection Teaching Resources, 1 Teaching Resources, 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Pre-service Teacher Guide Click the documents below to learn from this project and create your own classroom project: The Starting Point: Questions to keep in mind when reviewing this project. Using the Tour Model: Questions to consider before you begin to create a technology-integrated project based on this Virtual Classroom Tour. Authentic Assessment: Understanding that assessment needs to move into the realm of authenticity helps to make learning more meaningful for students. Implementing a Project: Some questions to consider at the implementation stage of a learning project. Record Your Thoughts: A document in which you can record your comments and reflections as you create your own learning project. Documents

8 Discovering Native Americans And Their Culture Project Overview Teacher Planning & Reflection Teaching Resources, 1 Teaching Resources, 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Staff Developer Guide Click the documents below to learn from this project and create your own classroom project: The Starting Point: Questions to keep in mind when reviewing this project with your faculty. Using the Tour Model: Questions to pose as you assist others in creating a technology-integrated project based on this Virtual Classroom Tour. Authentic Assessment: Keys to promoting the understanding that assessment needs to move into the realm of authenticity in order to make learning more meaningful for students. Implementing a Project: Some questions to pose at the implementation stage of a learning project. Documents

9 Discovering Native Americans And Their Culture Project Overview Teacher Planning & Reflection Teaching Resources, 1 Teaching Resources, 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Microsoft Office Training Resources Click the links below to access training resources on Microsoft Office and other software: Microsoft Educator Network – The Microsoft Educator Network provides you with the latest classroom resources, professional development tools, and communities of practice and expertise. Tutorials - Learn to create rich learning experiences using Microsoft products and technologies. Productivity in the Classroom – Lesson Plans with great ideas for integrating technology into teaching and learning Office Tips for Teachers –Ready-to-use ideas that integrate Office applications into subject areas such as math, science, and language arts.

10 The Eastern Woodland Indians By J. Hoessel Exit

11 New Vocabulary arrows bows bark build between canoes berries chant bows crops Exit

12 deer flour drums hole elk grind fields moccasins Exit

13 porcupine tap quills trap raccoons spear roof squash smoke syrup Exit

14 Location The Eastern Woodland Indians settled in the forest between the Mississippi River and the Atlantic Ocean. Exit

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16 These forests gave the Eastern Woodland Indians wood to build their homes. Their homes were wigwams or longhouses. Minnesota State University l l Exit

17 Housing A longhouse was made of branches covered with bark. Some were 50 to 100 feet long. Many families lived in one longhouse. Exit

18 A wigwam was a small hut made of branches covered with bark. It had a smoke hole in the middle of the roof for smoke to go out. Copyright © Deborah Champlain, all rights reserved Exit

19 Tools and Weapons With the wood, these American Indians made bows and arrows, traps, spears and parts of tools. They also made canoes. Exit

20 Food The forests also provided berries and nuts. The Eastern Woodland Indians tapped trees for maple syrup. They hunted deer, bears, rabbits, opossum, elk, raccoons, and they speared or trapped fish. Exit

21 The Eastern Woodland Indians slashed and burned the woods to clear the fields so that they could plant their crops of corn, beans, and squash. Exit

22 Clothing The Eastern Woodland Indians used the skins of deer and other animals of the forests to make their clothing. They decorated their clothing with porcupine quills. From the animal skins, they made moccasins for their feet. Exit

23 Travel The Eastern Woodland Indians traveled by foot or by canoe. They traded with other villages and later with the White Man. Exit

24 Village Life The women gathered corn, nuts, and berries. The girls helped their mother grind the corn and nuts into flour. The boys helped their fathers to hunt, make and repair tools, traps, and weapons, and build houses. Exit

25 Entertainment There was still time for special celebration. They chanted and danced to the beat of drums. Exit

26 Works Cited D’Apice, Rita and Mary. The Algonquin. Vero Beach:Rourke Publications, Inc., Duvall, Jill. The Seneca. Chicago:Children’s Press, Shape, Diane. History of Our Country. Austin, Texas: Steck-Vaughn, 1997 Miccolis, Dominic, et al. The World Book of America’s Heritage. Chicago: World Book, Inc Click Here to Return to Virtual Classroom Tour

27 Discovering Native Americans And Their Culture Project Overview Teacher Planning & Reflection Teaching Resources, 1 Teaching Resources, 2 Assessment & Standards Classroom Teacher Guide Pre-service Teacher Guide Staff Developer Guide Office Training Resources Learning Areas Levels Objectives Software Description Social Studies and Language Arts 11- to-16-year-olds Identify Native American beliefs and values in stories and folktales Research one region of Native Americans using a variety of research resources and summarize the knowledge gained from that research into a PowerPoint presentation Construct a simple newsletter and/or design a web site to keep parents involved and informed Use technology to obtain information as well as present it Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint); Microsoft Internet Explorer; Microsoft Publisher This integrated theme unit is designed to help students see the “big picture” in a study of Native American culture, exploring these questions: Who were the Native Americans? Where did they live? How did their environment influence their lifestyles? What did they contribute to our nation? Documents Author Jeannette Hoessel, Clinton Middle School, Clinton, MA To use this tour: 1.Read the overview information on this page. 2.Click the Teacher Planning link to learn about the project. The documents contain background planning and information. 3.Click the Work Samples & Reflections link to see examples of student work, as well as teacher and student reflection. 4.Click the Teaching Resources link to see the classroom resources used by the teachers. 5.Click the Assessment & Standards link to see the how this project maps against standards. 6.Click one of the Guide links to access guidance on using this tour to build your own learning project. Click to close


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