Part 2: Choosing an Item to Recreate
Time: 50 minutes
Begin today's lesson with a review from the last class. Discuss where students should be in the planning stage of the project and see if there are any questions. Rotate through the groups to make sure all students are on task and taking an active role.
Break the class into their assigned groups and have them discuss what each student learned in their at home research.
Have students create a brief list of what they know (for each topic) and what more they need to learn. Allow the class 15-20 minutes to continue research utilizing books, magazines, and computers.
Have the groups re-gather and discuss with the class what they’ve discovered.
Inform the groups that they will be choosing at least one item (dress, art, tool, etc.) to recreate as a group. Ask the groups to discuss, select item. Groups should create a list of what they will need to re-create this item.
You should be involved during this process. Make sure plans are simple, emphasizing the simple life of Native Americans. Items should be creative, but manageable to make. Be prepared with ideas for each group (tribe) to make.
Using their created lists, have the students assign each member a task to create the selected item. In the next class, the Native American object will be created.
Tell the groups that they will be making a presentation on the tribe they have researched, covering each of the subject areas to present a created item to the class.
Groups should create a plan for the presentation (oral, photo, etc.) and assign each member an active role. Teacher should rotate and check the written plan.
Finish class by discussing what the plans and presentation will be for the next class, answer questions and read a Native American based story.