SOL # 2.2, American Indian Culture, History

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The student will compare the lives and contributions of three American Indian cultures of the past and present, with emphasis on the Powhatan of the Eastern Woodlands, the Lakota of the Plains, and the Pueblo peoples of the Southwest.

History 2.1, 2.2, 2.3

30%

Geography 2.4 a-d, 2.5 a-b

30%

Economics 2.8, 2.9

20%

Civics 2.11, 2.12 a-b

20%

 

Prior Knowledge

Previous/Related SOL

Vocabulary

Words and Definitions

Assessment(s)

K.1
 Powhatan: He was an American Indian leader when the settlers came to Jamestown. He ruled over many tribes.

 Pocahontas: She was an American Indian girl, daughter of Powhatan, who came with her father’s people to visit the settlers at Jamestown. She worked to help the settlers receive food from the American Indians.

 

 

 

 

 

Terms to know
•   culture: The beliefs, customs, and way of life of a group of people
•   region: Places that have common (the same) characteristics
•   environment: Surroundings

 

basic needs

regions

common

characteristics

Eastern Woodlands

Plains

Southwest

Powhatan

Sioux

Pueblo
wood houses
bark houses
teepees
occupations
fishermen
farmers

legends
respect
nature
farming
multi-story buildings
tribes
contribution
agricultural
nomadic
hunters
horsemen
warriors
paddled canoes

 

 

 


Resources

Books

Technology

Lessons

Trade Books


Powhatan Indians of the Eastern Woodlands   (Fun Stuff)  

Daily Life In a Plains Indian Village (Barnes and Noble)  

Children of Clay (replaces The Pueblos)    

Pocahontas:Life of an Indian Princess (Rosen)

Native Americans of the Southwest (Benchmark)

Native American Art from Pueblos (Rosen)

Lakota Indians (Heinemann)

Eastern Woodlands Indians (Heinemann)

Powhatan Indians (Heinemann)

The Very First Americans (Penguin)

Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands: Iroquois  (Benchmark)

SMARTBoard® Resources 

SOL 2.2 Interactive Notebook

Native Americans Chart

Native Americans Map

PowerPoint Presentations:

Native Americans "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

Maps and Native Americans "Jeopardy"

Internet Activities:

Native American resources 

Scholastic Native American resources

Brain Pop Jr:  Pueblo

Brain Pop Jr:  Pocahontas

Life of a Sioux Boy

Discovery Education videos:

YouTube of Tribes

Life in a Woodland Tribe

Life in a Plains Tribe

Life in a Southwest Tribe

History MVPA

Study Guides

VA DOE Resources

 

Study Guide 2.2

 

 

 


Lives and Contributions of American Indians

 Session 1: Homes of the Powhatan Indians of the Eastern Woodlands

Session 2: Means of Survival of the Powhatan Indians of the Eastern Woodlands

Session 3: Transportation of the Powhatan Indians of the Eastern Woodlands 

Session 4: Homes of the Lakota Indians of the Plains

Session 5: Means of Survival of the Lakota Indians of the Plains

Session 6: Transportation of the Lakota Indians of the Plains

Session 7: Homes of the Pueblo of the Southwest

Session 8: Means of Survival of the Pueblo of the Southwest

Session 9: Compare and Contrast Past American Indian Lifestyles

Session 10: Contributions of American Indian Culture to Present-Day Life

Session 11: American Indians Today

 

 

 

 


Essential Understandings Essential Questions Essential Knowledge Essential Skills
American Indian peoples have lived in Virginia and in other regions of America for thousands of years.

American Indians developed different cultures because they lived in different environments of North America.

American Indians have made contributions to life in America and continue to make contributions in the present day.
 
In what ways were past American Indian lifestyles in Virginia similar to and different from those of the Lakota and Pueblo Indians?

What are some contributions of American Indian culture to present-day life?

How are American Indians of the past different from those of today?

Terms to know
•   culture: The beliefs, customs, and way of life of a group of people
•   region: Places that have common (the same) characteristics
•   environment: Surroundings

Comparison of three American Indian cultures of the past

Region, Eastern Woodlands
Indians,
Powhatan
Homes,
Wood frame houses with bark/reed covering

Occupations, Fishermen,
hunters,farmers
Transportation, Walked,
paddled canoes 

Region,Plains
Indians,
Lakota

Homes, Teepees
Occupations, Hunters,horsemen
Transportation,Walked,
used horses
 

Region, Southwest
Indians, Pueblo
Homes,
Multi-story terraced buildings
Occupations, Farmers,
hunters
Transportation, Walked  

Contributions of American Indians
•   Arts (pottery, weaving, carving)
•   Knowledge of the environment
•   Respect for nature
•   Farming of corn and tobacco

Changes in American Indian cultures
•   American Indian cultures have changed over time.
•   Today, American Indians live and work in Virginia and the United States.

Compare and contrast differing sets of ideas.

Gather, classify, and interpret information.

Construct and explain simple charts.

Collect, organize, and record information.