Goals and Objectives

Enduring Understanding

The geography and surrounding natural resources of  Native Americans effected how they met their basic needs and formed their culture.

Major Goal(s) and Associated Standards
Students will analyze the American Indian nations in their local region long ago in terms of:

1.    The national identities, religious beliefs, customs, and various folklore traditions.
2.    How physical geography including climate influenced the way the local Indian nation(s) adapted to their natural environment (e.g., how they obtained their food, clothing, tools).
3.    The economy and systems of government, particularly those with tribal constitutions, and their relationship to federal and state governments.

Specific Objectives

1.    Students will be able to research Native American tribes in different regions in North America and conduct an oral presentation and complete a written report.
2.    Students will be able to compare the daily life of Native Americans to their daily life.
3.    Students will describe Native Americans' housing,  religious beliefs, customs, and various folklore and traditions.
4.    Students will be able to work as a team, share the information they find, negotiate and make decisions, and plan a long term project.  Use problem solving skills to make decisions on how to utilize the  information they are finding into a final presentation.
 5. Students will understand how Native Americans adjusted themselves in order to live in different regions. They will use critical thinking skills to come to the conclusion of how their tribe lived in harmony with the land.

Project Rationale
Students will be able to compare and contrast their life to the lives of Native Americans long ago.

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