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Museum of Native American Cultures: A Project-based WebQuest

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Description: A new world class Native American History and Culture Museum is coming in California. Your team is invited to submit plans for museum displays and in this way become part of the curator staff for this new museum of America's First Peoples. Each team will focus on only one nation within a specific Native American culture region including: Eastern Woodland Peoples (north and south), Great Plains Cultures, Pacific Northwest Cultures, California Indians, and Pueblo People of the Southwest. The interactive display that the team constructs needs to have the following in order to be approved by the museum board: 1. a map of the region in which the people lived 2. representations of the economy or material culture of the people including food production and consumption, housing, tools and weapons, clothing 3. significant customs or religious practices 4. an example of one of the stories, myths or legends 5. significant person, event, or leader and a timeline Standards 5.1.1, 5.1.2, and 5.1.3

Author: Margaret Hill, San Bernardino county Superintendent of Schools

Lesson ID: 734

Native Art of the Northwest Coast for Sale

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Description: Your art brokerage firm has been contacted by a rich businesswoman. She made millions of dollars developing computer games, but her real interest is art. She has a vast collection of European art, but her recent travels to the Pacific Northwest have developed her interest in the Native American cultures of that area. She has decided to add three pieces from that region to her collection. It is your job to research the art of the Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Kwakiutl, and other tribes of the Pacific Northwest Coast to recommend the three pieces to add to her collection. Standard 5.1.0 and 5.1.2

Author: Karen Coates, Instructional Technology Development Consortium

Lesson ID: 745

Southwestern Native Americans

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Description: Learn about the locations, homes, clothing, food, beliefs, and crafts of native peoples of the American Southwest including the Hopi, Navajo, Pueblo, Western Apache, and Zuni. Compare the cultures on a chart. Finally, select the tribe of which you would most like to be a part and write about how your life would be the same or different and create a picture of yourself in this new lifestyle. Standard 5.1.1, 5.1.2, and 5.1.3

Author: Janice Kennerly and Donna Skahill, San Diego Eduational Technology Project

Lesson ID: 967

Annie and the Old One

Description: This is an effective tool for an integrated unit on the American Southwest. Use this piece of language arts core literature for history-social science by mapping the Tribal Lands, weaving a traditional Navajo rug, and doing a comparison of the traditional hogan and a suburban tract house. This is a Cyber Guide from SCORE Language Arts. Standards 2.1.1, 5.1.2 and 5.1.3

Author: Brad and Vickie Pascoe, SCORE Language Arts

Lesson ID: 85

Bering Sea Eskimo People: Teaching from Objects and Stories

Description: You are an anthropologist studying a previously unknown culture. Examine photos of native Eskimo artifacts to unravel their mysteries and read a native story to investigate what it tells about the culture of the people. Standard 5.1.0, 5.1.1., 5.1.2 and 5.1.3

Author: Smithsonian in the Classroom

Lesson ID: 135

Native Americans - Searching for Knowledge and Understanding

Description: In this lesson students will study Native Americans in order to become familiar with the contributions to and influences on American society particularly, but not exclusively, in the Western region of the United States. This lesson will focus on some of the cultural history, writings and symbols of the southwestern tribes. After researching, studying and comparing the differences among the various tribes in small groups, students will produce individual reports about a specific Native American perspective. Standards 5.1.1, 5.1.2 and 5.1.3

Author: BJ Brown Johnson, Plainfield Public Schools

Lesson ID: 742

Navaho Rug

Description: The activities in this lesson accompany Blood and Link's story Goat in the Rug and include lots of ideas for learning about Navajo culture. At fifth grade, this is a good choice for English learners. Standards K.3. 1.5.2, and 5.1.1

Author: Council for Citizenship Education, Crossroads Curriculum

Lesson ID: 749

Not 'Indians,' Many Tribes: Native American Diversity

Description: What comes to mind for your students when they think of "Indians" or "Native Americans"? In this unit, students will heighten their awareness of Native American diversity as they learn about three vastly different Native groups in a game-like activity using archival documents such as vintage photographs, traditional stories, photos of artifacts, and recipes. One factor influencing Native American diversity is environment. Help your students study the interaction between environment and culture. Standards 5.1.0, 5.1.1, 5.1.2

Author: EDSITEment

Lesson ID: 1377

Plains Indian Creation Narratives

Description: When a culture does not have a written language, it relies heavily on an oral tradition of transferring information and history from one generation to the next. By examining the creation narratives of the Ho-Chunk and Menominee, students can gain an understanding of the rich culture and beginnings of these two native cultures. Standard 5.1.2

Author: Wisconsin Historical Society

Lesson ID: 1476

The Hopi

Description: This is two lessons by the National Museum of the Amreican Indian. The first, Corn: Hopi's Blessing of Life, looks at the way Hopis interact with their environment in the cultivation of corn. The second, Crafted in the Landscapes: The Hopi Villages, examines the roles of religion, geography and culture in the shaping of Hopi vilages. Stnadards 5.1.1 5.1.2, and 5.1.3

Author: National Museum of the Amreican Indian

Lesson ID: 1355

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