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Writing 1. Write a personal letter to an early Native American tribesman describing their own modern-day life experiences and will end the letter in a question they would like to know about what it was like to live in an early Native American culture. [INTRA]

Media Literacy

1.

Find three reliable online

sources containing information on early Native American

cultures for a short research paper.

2.

Produce a video using

Adobe Sparks where they take the persona of an early Native

American and describe what everyday life was like for them. [INTER]

 
 
what everyday life was like for them. [INTER]   Reading 1. Read a book with Native

Reading 1.Read a book with Native American lore and discuss the spiritual beliefs and traditions they read about and make text-to- text, text-to-self, and text-to-world connections. (Ex. “All Our Relatives:

Traditional Native American Thoughts About Nature” by Paul Goble) [SP] [NA] 2. Read a text highlighting early Native American cultures. While reading, students will stop and “question” the author every couple of paragraphs to better understand what the author is telling them about these cultures.

Speaking/Listening 1. Compare traditional Native American music

with contemporary Native American music.

American music with contemporary Native American music. Grammar 1. Devise an Acrostic poem using one of

Grammar

1. Devise an Acrostic poem

using one of the key Native

American figures discussed. Alternate letters between adjectives and nouns.

2. Construct an “adjective

chain” using construction paper. Each link will have an adjective on it describing an early Native American culture that was assigned to them.

Early Native American cultures and their development in North America

3 rd Grade

Meredith Hall and Laura Licea

America 3 r d Grade Meredith Hall and Laura Licea Social Studies 1. Record information in
America 3 r d Grade Meredith Hall and Laura Licea Social Studies 1. Record information in
America 3 r d Grade Meredith Hall and Laura Licea Social Studies 1. Record information in

Social Studies

1. Record information in a KWL (Pre/Post Test) [VL]

2. Create a graphic organizer with a partner with key

elements about a specific early Native American culture.

3. Apply knowledge obtained to create an artifact that

would be found today on land inhabited by early Native American tribes [BK] [VS]

4. Construct a mural for people hundreds of years from

now to find that will give them an idea of how we live

today (like we know about early Native Americans) by cutting words/pictures out of magazines.

5. Design a page for a classroom book based on a word

that we use in North America today that comes from

North American indigenous languages.

6. Receive a pen pal that is part of a modern Native

American tribe. [INTER] [INTRA]

7. Assemble small structures using natural materials

modeling those used by early Native American tribes for housing. [BK]

8. Sort information comparing and contrasting two

early Native American cultures in a Venn Diagram.

9. Make an interactive map of the regions inhabited by

early Native American cultures. Students will identify and label each region. Each region will have a pocket or a sliding element that reviels information about that region.

Math

1. Design their own Navajo inspired

rug that highlights symmetry as the key mathematical element. [VS]

2. Students will be a representation of

a herd of buffalo. The teacher will give the students fractions of buffalo hunted and they must fraction off themselves to find out what fraction of the herd has not been hunted. [LM]

out what fraction of the herd has not been hunted. [LM] Science 1. Complete a nature
out what fraction of the herd has not been hunted. [LM] Science 1. Complete a nature

Science

1.Complete a nature scavenger hunt in order to find the natural materials needed to build their early Native American housing structures. [NA] 2. Generate a diorama for an early Native American culture including examples of the natural terrain, and tools made and used for housing and hunting.

Fine Arts

1. Music- Build either a rain

stick or a drum and as a class they will perform a

traditional Native American Rain dance. [MR]

2. Art- Design and

construct traditional Native American garb.

3. Drama- Perform a

readers theater using the traditional garb and instruments they have created. [BK]

Gardner’s Intelligences [BK] Bodily Kinesthetic [INTER] Interpersonal [INTRA] Intrapersonal [VS] Visual Spatial [VL] Visual Linguistics [LM] Logical Mathematical [MR] Music and Rhythm [SP] Spiritualist [NA] Naturalist