INVESTIGATING THE 11 RECOGNIZED NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES IN WISCONSINEnduring Understandings: Throughout the activities and investigations of this unit students will be gathering evidence to explain and support these ideas:
Native American culture can be discovered and understood through examination of their oral histories, stories and traditions.
The arrival of European settlers and the cultural exchange that followed had a lasting impact on each of the states Native American tribes.
Each of the 11 Native American tribes in Wisconsin have had to overcome unique struggles and have made contributions to the overall culture and people of the state of Wisconsin.
Exploring the Past Present and Future of Natives in Wisconsin
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Introduction Activity Break out Box -work with your team to complete the challenge of the break out box!!
Unit 5 Vocab Words -use the internet source to find the definitions of the vocab words of unit 5
WI Native Tribe locations-mapping activity -Comparing Past and Present -compare the land the Tribes of WI used to have and they amount of land they have now!! -you can research different maps or use the map provided to you using the link below. -label/color/outline the areas where the WI Natives are located.
Getting to Know WI Tribe Tradition(s) -you need to go through the website "The Way" and view different videos and read the different articles about the different traditions of some of the different WI Tribes.
Next you will go through the virtual field trip -you will go through the power point presentation and walks you through Lizard Mound County Park -as you "walk" through Lizard Mound County Park, read the signs and answer the questions on your organizer.
Make your own Effigy Mound Step 1: Decide if you want to work in a group of three OR if you'd rather work alone. Step 2: Draw an animal shaped effigy mound that represents you, on a piece of cardboard approximately 11x14 inches in size (for a group of 3) or 8.5x11 (if you work alone). You will need to cut a cardboard box to the size you need. Save a part of the box for your "sign" that you will make in Step 4. Step 3: Mix your salt dough in a gallon sized ziplock bag using the ingredients and instructions below. Ingredients: 1 cup of flour 1 cup of salt 3/4 cups of water food coloring (green for a grass mound or brown for a dirt mound) Recipe: Mix the flour and salt together in a ziplock bag. Before putting the water in the dry mixture, put a few drops of food coloring in it. Then pour the water in. This evenly distributes the color. Make sure the bag is sealed and then you can mix it using your hands on the outside of the bag. If you make it and it feels really sticky or grainy, there is too much salt. To fix it, just add flour until the dough has a consistency of play-dough. Now it is ready to be added to your cardboard outline! Step 4: Let it dry and write up your own "sign" to explain the mound you've created. Include the following: -Name of mound -Animal it represents -Why you selected the animal you did -What is inside the mound -Location of the mound
Oral Traditions: In this section, you will research what oral traditions are and the symbolism that goes along with it. We will also be making our own Totem poles. -first: watch the video and read the article on oral traditions to answer the questions on the worksheet
Symbols: to help tell their stories, Natives often use symbols, take the quiz on the link below to find out what "animal" you are. -When you are finished with the Quiz, begin to take quiz for your family members: begin to make a totem pole.
WI Native Mascots -you will research the different mascots name of the WI high schools/school districts -you will find what schools have changed their names and what schools have not changed their names. -fill in the organizer below
We will debate the different side of having Native American Mascots -for or against having Native American Mascots
WI Native Final Project -you will be assigned a Tribe from WI -you will do research on that tribe -fill in Graphic Organizer -put your information onto a info-graphic on Piktochart -be ready/prepared to present to the class