In this unit, you will who was here first. As a member of a group you
will create a Power
Point project comparing and contrasting the lives of Native Americans
before and after
exploration and colonization. Using that information, you are going to imagine yourself
as member of your tribe. You will reflect upon what you
learned and contribute your reflection to a class book. You will
decide from several choices, how you want to show what you have
We even begin learning about Native Americans, we have some things to
- The class will
take a survey to find out what each students already knows about
technology. We will learn how to use the Power Point program and
then each of
you will prepare Power Point
about yourself. This will include your name, picture, family,
favorites, and future. These may be viewed by classmates and
parents at Back to School Night, parent
conferences, or other appropriate times.
will learn how to search on the Internet. You will complete a Scavenger
of the Smithsonian web site.
Native American Culture
- Your group will
chose a Native American tribe to
- Each member of
the group will research two or more areas topics.
- Each person will
research the assigned topics and complete a graphic organizer, storyboard planner, and power point slide.
- You will use the
Internet to gather information on different areas of life as a
Native American. You will find information on:
Location of Village
Roles in the Family
- The group will
submit a group plan indicating what each member of the group will do.
- Each member will
keep a daily journal to record thoughts about the assignment, learning,
problems, questions, or any thing else appropraite.
- You will use a
web or other graphic organizer
track of the information.
- You will use that
graphic organizer to fill out a storyboard to plan a power point
- Teacher will
approve storyboard. See example
Part Two: Research Impact of Exploration and
:Create Power Point Project Compare and Contrast
steps from Part One, researching what happened to life
for your tribe after the explorers and others came and began to
- Again you will
use the graphic organizer to keep track of the information.
- You will continue
the storyboard including the changes that have happened.
- Teacher will
approve final storyboard.
- Create and work
on groups powerpoint
- Present powerpoint
- Now you are going
to contribute a page to put yourself in the place of a member of
your tribe. As a member of the tribe you will decide how you want to
show what you have learned.
Write a diary
as if you are a member of a Native American tribe. Write
about your life
before and after.
Video diary of
your life as a Native American
perform, and video a song illustrating your response to what you learned
interview of a Native Amercan.
Create a news
report about meeting a Native American from the past who has just
Create a poem
Create a legend
explaining what has happened.
- You have a choice
of how you want to complete this:
will self-evaluate their own research and presentation.
time you meet someone new to the country or the class remember what
happened to the Native Americans.