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1 By: Allison Hildebrandt, Sarah Herkins & Maureen Burke Resource Unit

2 Table of Contents Introduction……………... 3 Content……………………... 5 Objectives…………………. 7 Activities and Conclusions……………… 9 Evaluation……………….. 16 Teacher Resources… 21 Student Resources…. 23 Media Resources……. 27

3 Introduction This project is about the background of Native Americans. This includes their way of living, religious practices, ethnic backgrounds, survival strategies and their overall culture.

4 The second grade students of Valley Forge will participate in a one week lesson pertaining to Native Americans. The lesson will take place in November around Thanksgiving.

5 Content Throughout the week students will learn about different Native American tribes, locations of the tribes, food, clothing, ceremonial practices, important leaders, and overall lifestyle. Students will be participating in many activities such as creating headdresses, making jewelry, food, pottery, clothes, wigwams, having tribal discussions and learning the significance of face painting.

6 Vocabulary Native American Headdress Wigwam Teepee Hunter Gather Ceremony Tribe Chief Reservation Tribal council Miami Tribe Ottawa Tribe Buffalo Trade

7 Objectives The students will: 1. Discover the similarities and differences between Native American living and modern day life. 2. Construct Native American Teepees. 3. Create their own Native American headdress

8 Objectives Continued 4. Discuss the significance of Native American face painting 5. Prepare a Native American treat. 6. Gather natural resources and explain to the class the uses in Native American life. 7. Role-play the daily life of Native Americans.

9 Day One Activities The class will read the book The Buffalo Jump by Peter Roop. We will discuss similarities and differences of Native American culture and living versus modern day living.

10 Day One Continued As a class, we will create a venn diagram to represent the information from the story. The diagram will be displayed in the classroom for students to refer back to. This will prepare the students for tomorrow’s lesson and activities. Native AmericanUs

11 Day Two Activities Today we will take a class field trip to Sun Watch Village. The students will be able to view several Native American teepees and living situations.

12 Day Three Activities After yesterdays field trip to Sun Watch Village, the class will discuss the different types of teepees they saw. The students will then design and create their own teepee. All of the teepees will be arranged into a classroom Native American village.

13 Day Four Activities The students will attend a performance of Blue Jacket. This will allow the class to view interactions between different tribes and important leaders. The students will be able to observe the various types of face paint used by the characters.

14 Day Five Activities After watching the performance of Blue Jacket the students will discuss the different types of face paint they saw on the actors. We will talk about what the different colors symbolize. Students will then experiment with the face paint and will create their own design.

15 Day five continued Students will also create their very own Native American headdress. We will perform a ceremonial practice with our headdresses and face paint.

16 Evaluation Unit Test-Native Americans Name___________________ Multiple Choice Questions-5 points each 1.) What type of head pieces do Native Americans wear? a.) ball caps b.) headdresses c.) tobogans d.) ear muffs

17 2.) Which of the following was considered shelter for the Native Americans: a.) wigwams b.) houses c.) igloos d.) teepees 3.) What were the arrowheads used for? a.) hunting b.) eating c.) making teepees d.) facepainting

18 4.) Which of the following is a Native American tribe? a.) Daytonians b.) Columbians c.) Miami d.) none of the above 5.) Indians paint their faces when they a.) hunt b.) fight c.) play d.) sing

19 True/False (8 points each) Circle one 1.) Native Americans lived in houses like ours. True or False 2.) Native Americans hunted for their food. True or False

20 Short Essay (10 points each) 1.) Name two colors of face paint and what they meant to the Native Americans. 2.) Describe what materials the Native Americans used to make their headdresses.

21 Teacher References 1. Create A Center About…Native Americans. Educational Impressions. Encourages critical thinking and stimulates learning with 90 multi- disciplinary activities. Tasks are keyed to Bloom’s taxonomy and embrace all six cognitive levels. 2. Native American Arts and Cultures. By Barbara Adams. Teacher crated materials Fun and creative activities that cover 7 Indian tribes.

22 Teacher References continued 3. Native American Folktales. Guide and photocopy masters Contains lesson plans, activities, and reproducible handouts American History Plays for the Classroom. By Sarah Glasscock. A wonderful book that gives background information about the plays and scripts.

23 Student References 1. American Indians: True Books. Alice K. Flanagan. Children’s Press. These books explore both the history and the present-day circumstances of the Pueblo, Shawnee, Utes, Wampanoags, and Zunis tribes. 2. Our American Family: I Am Native American. Hardback book. Powerkids. This book expresses multicultural understanding and it explores the daily life of Native Americans. 3. Cooking Throughout American History: Foods and Recipes Of The Native Americans. George Erdosh. Power Kids, Simple recipes for students in k-3.

24 Student References 4. Famous Native Americans. Diane Shaughnessy and Jack Carpenter. Power Kids, This book describes six well-known chiefs, peacemaker, and leaders from Native American nations. 5. Book of The Native American Indians. Marlene Smith-Baranzini and Howard Eger-Bovet. Little, Brown, It examines the daily life and customs of nations. Students can create a game and clothing worn by American Indians.

25 Student References 6. The New Americans- Colonial Times: Betsy Maestro. Morrow, The book introduces the Native Americans and other early settlements. It also features dozens of detailed maps. 7. Lived With the Sioux Indians. Ellen Levine. Scholastic. The book has a variety of key events and is divided into many short sections. Each section addresses a question that readers may ask themselves about the topic.

26 Student References 8. Blue Feather’s Vision. James E. Knight. Troll, This story is about the details of the day to day challenges and triumphs of life during the colonization of America. 9. First Thanksgiving: Theme Puppets. Arlene Tannen. Theme Puppets, This book contains figures of pilgrims and Native Americans ready for coloring, cutting out, and mounting on poster paper. 10. More Than Moccasins. Laurie Carlson. Chicago Review, Easy to do arts and crafts projects that offer children a hands- on historical and cultural experience,

27 Media References 1. The New World Explored. VHS videocassette How Native Americans were affected by new world explorers. 2. Native American Heritage Video Offers segments on Geography and History plus crafts and songs for grades K Navajo Mon. Video 4. Filmed on a Navajo reservation and gives viewers an inside view of the largest Native American tribe.

28 Media continued 4. Contemporary Native Americans. Poster A biography and portrait of six modern Native Americans. 5. Lets Learn About Maps and Globes. CD ROM A CD ROM that teachers map reading skills and working with globes. 6. Apple Pie Music CD ROM Native American chants to slave spirituals to rag time to rock and roll. Explores Native American music.

29 Media continued 7. Native American Life. Video Songs, graphics, humor, stories, and poems designed for young viewers. 8. The Era Colonialization. Video English and Native American interaction and how changes in Native American societies occur. 9. The New Found Land. CD ROM It examines the reasons for the European migration to America.

30 Media Continued 10. Sun Watch Indian Village Archeological Park 11.Native American Home Pages 12.Native American Maps

31 Media Continued 13. Native American History kids.com/sleuth/history/native_americans/ kids.com/sleuth/history/native_americans/ 14. Time lines of Native Americans Native American Recipes 16.Tecumseh 17.Blue Jacket

32 Media Continued 18. Native Americans. Laserdisc It combines live action, interviews with contemporary Native Americans and period art that enables viewers to experience the lost past. 19. Touch The Earth. Filmstrip Examines Indian traditions and describes the gradual erosion of native culture 20. Native American Folktales. Video, photocopy masters and guide Four animated tales describe how culture and stories are passed on.


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