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FC: North American Native Americans | Created by Dee Flint

1: Thank you for visiting my Mixbook technology curriculum project. The following pages you will view are only examples of expected student work that could be published with my lesson plan!that is found at the end of this Mixbook. Today's students are technology driven. Bringing assignments into the classroom utilizing technology is a great motivator to them. By creating projects such as this, students can publish and share with each other, family, and friends. Not only can the Mixbook be viewed online, Mixbooks can be printed and used in the classroom or library, or even purchased by parents or guardians as a keepsake. Dee Ann Flint

4: Cherokee | Picture at left: Austenaco, Great Warrior Picture above: Sequoyah, inventor of the Cherokee alphabet

5: The Cherokee were known as one of the most advanced tribes in North America. The Cherokee thrived for thousands of years before European civilization. They were originally found in the Southeastern part of the United States. Their homes were made of wood and stone. They planted in fields and collected nuts and berries. They hunted and cured the meat. The rivers were a lifeline for the Cherokee providing fresh water, fish, and transportation by canoe. They lived in villages that were led by village chieftains. Villages were usually a day's walk apart. The villages were connected by a network of roads and streams. They were held to high ethical standards. Fire meant the center of life for the people and it also became the word that symbolized home. | Created by Bradley Olson

6: The Choctaw Tribe was located in the middle and southern part of Mississippi. They were mainly agriculturally based. | The early tribes were part of the mound builders of this area. Besides farming they were also hunters and gatherers. | Choctaw

7: Choctaw were also called "Flatheads." Boards were placed against male infants' foreheads to gain this appearance. Historically, they believe they originally traveled east where they came out of the ground or cave as a group of people to live. | It is believed that the Choctaw existed around 4,000 to 8,000 years in the Mississippi Valley area and witnessed the extinction of mammoths! | Indians | Created by Amber Ryans

8: Blackfoot | The Blackfeet were also known as the Siksika in their language. It is believed this came from the fact that the bottoms of their moccasins were black from walking across ashes from prairie fires. This large group of Native Americans stretched from Canada down into Montana. They were buffalo hunters and lived in tipis. Due to hunting buffalo, they did not stay in one place for very long. They were also not considered a peaceful group, as they were often at war with other tribes. They wore skins from animals they hunted.

9: Created by Sara Rogers

10: The lesson plan found to the right matches the Missouri Grade Level Expectancy for 5th grade social studies.

11: MixBook Lesson Plan SECTION ONE Author: Dee Flint Email Address: daflint@centurytel.net Semester Created: Fall 2009 LESSON OVERVIEW Title: North American Native Americans Brief Description: 5th grade students will create a Mixbook page with information about the Native American tribe they are researching. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/GENERALIZATIONS: The student understands that many tribes of Native Americans lived in North America before Europeans ever began exploring. ENGAGING QUESTION/SCENARIO: I will show the students a printed copy of a Mixbook I have created. I will pull up the website of Mixbook as well and show them some of the features. Lastly, I will tell them they are going to create a Mixbook about North American Native Americans. Each student will be assigned a double page spread that they will use to add facts and pictures pertaining to the tribe he/she has selected. SUBJECT AREA(S) (Put an X by all relevant subject areas.) ___ Math ___ Science ___ Reading _X_ Writing _X_ Social Studies/History ___ Foreign Language ___ Art ___ Music ___ PE _X_ Information and Technology Literacy GRADE LEVEL (Put an X by all relevant grade levels.) ___ Kindergarten ___ Grade 1 ___ Grade 2 ___ Grade 3 ___ Grade 4 _X_ Grade 5 ___ Grade 6 ___ K-12 Elementary ___ K-12 Middle ___ K-12 Secondary ___ Secondary DETAILED LESSON DESCRIPTION Objective #1: The SWBAT research a North American Native American tribe before European contact and give at least five important facts about the tribe, i.e. homes, food, culture, etc. (GLE Social Studies, Missouri, United States and World History, Strand 3a Knowledge of continuity and change in the history of Missouri and the United States, Concept A – Grade 5 Summarize the viability and diversity of Native American cultures before Europeans came) (Performance Goals 1.4, 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2.1, 2.4, 2.7, 4.3, 4.4) Objective #2: The SWBAT compose a summary from the facts researched on his/her tribe in a (GLE Writing, Strand 3 Write effectively in various forms and types of writing, Concept Aa,b,c Compose a variety of texts, descriptive or expository text using appropriate text features, selecting and using an appropriate format, and including a summary (narrative or informational) STUDENT ASSESSMENT Students will type a brief summary report from the research found on their tribes. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT CRITERIA (based on selected content standards and benchmarks; create and link to rubric scoring guide/s.) COLLABORATION Students will be completing the Mixbook portion of the project in the computer lab with the aid of the Instructional Technology Assistant. LESSON IMPLEMENTATION Length of Unit: 45 minutes for 5 days Prerequisite Skills: Students must be able to use technological tools and resources to locate, select, and organize information about their tribe. They must be able to have computer skills to search for images and download them into their Mixbook. (All steps in creating the Mixbook will be modeled as well as the teacher assisting as necessary.) ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ELL/IEP Students: Will be given extra time if needed as well as time in special education classes or ELL classes to complete. Assistive Technology Needs: Accommodations will be made if needed for any student not capable of completing assignment as planned. If suitable, students will access the accessibility tools provided in Windows XP for further assistance. MANAGEMENT/ORGANIZATION TIPS I will have an example for students to access both in book (printed) form and on Mixbook (website) to get better accustomed to the format. MATERIALS AND RESOURCES REQUIRED FOR UNIT Computers and Social Studies textbook if needed TECHNOLOGY Online sites used in research and pictures Mixbook UNIT PLAN FLOW CHART/TIMELINE Day 1: The students will choose a North American Native American tribe to research from the list distributed. The rest of the class time will be spent finding important facts about the tribe. Day 2: The students will continue to research important facts from the research guidelines distributed and begin writing a brief summary regarding their tribe. Day 3: As the students complete summaries, I will conference with each student regarding their summary. Day 4: After summaries have been accepted by the teacher each student will begin browsing for pictures about their tribe. Each student should save 4-5 pictures to possibly use on their Mixbook page. They do not have to use each picture, but have several to choose from. Once they have found pictures, each student will have the teacher look at pictures he/she plans to use. Day 5: Once a student has the summary and pictures, he/she may begin creating a page for the Mixbook. Once the Mixbook is complete, it will be published and printed for the classroom library and/or school library.

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