Day One- Brainstorming with your teacher & class
how families today meet their basic needs- housing, food, clothing.
brainstorm aspects of American culture, entertainment, and religion.
These are written on a large chart paper. Next
brainstorm the above information regarding what the class knows about
Day Two- Write in your journal about the information you learned
from the book and/or video.
Day Three- Write your first & second choices of a job.
Groups pick first and second choice of tribes.
Day Four- Groups are to come up with research questions for
Day Five- Research Note Taking Techniques using file folders
with pockets and index cards is taught.
Day One- Research Note Taking Technique is reviewed. Research begins using books and encyclopedias.
Day Two- Research continues using
books and encyclopedias.
Day Three- Research continues using books and encyclopedias.
Groups meet to discuss research.
Journal- My Group
Day Four- Computer lab. Web Quest research
Day Five- Computer lab. Web Quest continues.
Day One-- Group meetings- What information do you have?
What do you still want to know? What new questions do you now
Journal- How My Group
Day Two- Research using encyclopedia CD-Roms
Day Three- Research using internet. Gather pictures from
the internet and put them into a folder on your desktop.
Day Four- Research continues using books and encyclopedias.
Day Five- Group meeting. Discussion- Analyze your information.
Discuss how the geography and surrounding natural
resources of your tribe effected how
the tribe meet their basic needs &
formed their culture.
Journal- Tribe geography and
Day One- Lessons in paragraph writing and report writing are
Journal - Paragraphing
Day Two- Using your note cards, write a rough draft of
your “expert” area on the tribe.
Day Three- Paragraph completed. Peer editing
Day Four- Word processing- Paragraph on tribe.
Day Five- Word processing- Paragraph on tribe.
Day One- Word processing- Paragraph on tribe. Import
a picture or two from picture file onto paragraph. Peer edit. Print.
assess using rubric .
Day Two- Group work- Using KidPix create a title page for your
Day Three- Complete & print all paragraphs and title pages.
The teacher will take all written reports to create a class book.
Day Four- Requirements & choices for written report are
Day Five- Group discussion. Oral report.
Day One- Groups prepare for oral report using note cards.
Day Two- Prepare oral report and visual aides.
Day Three- Prepare oral report and visual aides
Journal- My Group's Oral
Day Four- Prepare oral report and visual aides
Day Five- Group presentations for the whole class. Self assessment
and group assessments given.
Journal- My Groups