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1 9.17 Drill: Define these terms: 1. Vault 2. Alight 3. Conjurer

2 Vault (n.) An arched structure forming a roof or ceiling

3 Alight (v.) To descend and come to rest

4 Conjurer (n.) One who performs magic; sorcerer

5 Objectives SWBAT: Complete a chart that compares and contrasts Native American myths, in order to demonstrate comprehension of “How The World Was Made” and “The Sky Tree” HW: Vocabulary Unit 1: Questions 1-66 due Monday

6 Discussion Do you know any stories that you haven’t seen written down?
Can you think of any literature that was not originally written down? What is literature? Does something have to be written down to be considered literature? What creation stories do you know?

7 Native American Writing
Traditionally, Native American writing consisted primarily of pictographs, in which symbolic figures represented words.

8 “How The World Was Made” and “The Sky Tree”
What Native American myths do you know? What do Native American myths typically focus on? Guess if you do not know. Open books to p. 48, and take out a piece of notebook paper. I will ask questions about the reading periodically. Please number your answers. Purpose for reading: is to complete a comparison chart on Native American myths

9 “How The World Was Made”
Where did the material used to make the land on Earth come from? Ask after the first paragraph on p. 48

10 “How The World Was Made”
According to the myth, why is the land the Cherokee live on is so mountainous? Ask at the end of section A

11 “How The World Was Made”
Is there one person or spirit that is primarily guiding creation? What does the role of the creator(s) tell you about Cherokee culture? Ask after the final paragraph

12 “The Sky Tree” Turn to p. 50 – 51
As with “How The World Was Made,” I will periodically stop to ask questions about the reading. Record your answers to questions about “The Sky Tree” below your answers for “How The World Was Made.” Note that “The Sky Tree” is a myth from a different tribe and in a different geographical area than “How the World Was Made”

13 “The Sky Tree” How is the beginning of this creation myth similar to the beginning of “How The World Was Made?” Ask at the end of the first paragraph

14 “The Sky Tree” Why was Aataentsic trying to cut down the great tree?
Ask at the end of section D

15 “The Sky Tree” What animals helped to build the Earth?
Why does the myth mention these specific animals?

16 Comparing the myths I will hand out a comparison chart, which is a three-way Venn diagram. Make sure you have at least three observations for each story, and at least two comparisons between stories.

17 Exit/Assessment: Exit: Write a journal entry describing your own creation beliefs. Describe what it is that you believe, and explain why you believe it. Compare your beliefs to the Native American myths, and explain possible reasons for any similarities or differences sentences.

18 8.28.08 Drill: What idea is presented in this poster?
Do you agree or disagree with the idea presented in this poster? Explain why or why not in two to three sentences.


20 SWBAT Familiarize themselves with early Native American values in order to recognize these values in their poetry and myths. HW: Act I due tomorrow Bring an empty notebook Tuesday for your portfolio

21 S’Klallam Tribe

22 Painting of a Cherokee

23 Pair Activity Break into pairs (or work alone)
Sit together at a pair of desks facing forward Read the two poems and answer the questions together. Answer “Connect the Two Poems” by yourself. Stop there! We’ll get back together as a group to read “The Warrior Maiden.”

24 Spirit Canoe

25 A Modern Reservation

26 The Warrior Maiden

27 Exit: List the 5 most important values of Native Americans.

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