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Show Me, Tell Me About American Indian Culture

from Ohio History Connection

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In Show Me, Tell Me, we'll explore the pre-contact culture (The Late Prehistoric Period - AD 1200 to circa AD 1650) of Eastern Woodland Indians as we examine a variety of artifacts and discover what a day in the life of these early peoples may have been like up until the point of European contact. The concept of trading, what goods were traded and how trade affected the Indian and European way of life, will also be examined. We will also discuss how cultures exchanged ideas and objects in the past and continue to do so in today’s society.

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By Request: $125.00

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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6

Minimum participants:

Minimum of 5 participants

Maximum participants:

We prefer groups of 35 or fewer students but can make exceptions.

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Ohio History Connection

Columbus, OH
United States

Virtual Learning Experiences from the Ohio History Connection offer an engaging, blended learning adventure that brings history to life for students, educators, and lifelong learners of all ages. Our award-winning, live and interactive programs can easily be accessed at your site with equipment you’re likely to already have. Join us as we use the tools of history to understand ourselves, each other, and the world around us through the lens of curiosity.

Our mission is to spark discovery of Ohio's stories, embrace the present, share the past and transform the future. Connecting people throughout the nation and the world to the stories of Ohio is a part of our daily work and is accomplished through educational efforts such as our distance learning programming. 

The Ohio History Connection inspires all learners to use the tools of history to understand ourselves and each other, to experience our world with curiosity, and to engage as change-makers in our communities.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection and the State of Ohio have maintained a longtime public-private relationship whereby the Ohio History Connection carries out dozens of history services for Ohio and its citizens.

Matt Schullek

Program Details


1. Defining culture and the variations in cultural practices among Eastern Woodland American Indian tribes.
2. The Importance of Nature as a resource.
3. How did these people get food?
4. What were their tools made of?
5. How did they cook?
6. What were their clothes made from?
7. What was their jewelry made from?
8. What did they use for shelter?
9. The Europeans Arrive and Bring A Written Record With Them
10. Trade and Comparing Stone vs. Metal
11. How did the Europeans change the lives of the American Indian?
12. Review/Questions & Answers


After participating in this program, students will have a better understanding of American Indian culture and will be introduced to primary and secondary sources that can be used to show change over time and historical perspective. Students will also have a better understanding of how cultures interact.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Portions of the following content standards may be covered over the course of the program...

National Standards Connections
NCTE – ELA K-12.4 Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
NCTE – ELA K-12.12 Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).

NCSS - SS.2 Time, Continuity, and Change
NCSS - SS.5 Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
NCSS - SS.6 Power, Authority, and Governance
NCSS - SS.8 Science, Technology, and Society

Common Core Standards
ELA CCSS: SL.3.1, SL.3.2, SL.3.3
ELA CCSS: SL.4.1, SL. 4.2, SL.4.3
ELA CCSS: SL.5.1, SL.5.2, SL.5.3
ELA CCSS: SL.6.1, SL.6.2, SL.6.3
ELA CCSS: SL.7.1, SL, 7.2, SL.7.3

State Standards

Portions of the following content standards may be covered over the course of the program...

Ohio Revised Standards – Social Studies
Grade Three
Theme: Communities: Past and Present, Near and Far
Topic: Historical Thinking and Skills
Content Statement 2: Primary and secondary sources can be used to show change over time.
Topic: Heritage
Content Statement 3: Local communities change over time.
Topic: Places and Regions
Content Statement 5: Daily life is influenced by the agriculture, industry and natural resources in different communities.
Topic: Human Systems
Content Statement 6: Evidence of human modification of the environment can be observed in the local community.

Grade Four
Theme: Ohio in the United States
Topic: Historical Thinking and Concepts
Content Statement 2: Primary and secondary sources can be used to create historical narratives.
Topic: Heritage
Content Standard 3: Various groups of people have lived in Ohio over time including American Indians, migrating settlers and immigrants. Interactions among these groups have resulted in cooperation, conflict and compromise.

Grade Five
Theme: Regions and People of the Western Hemisphere
Topic: Early Civilizations
Content Standard 2: Early Indian civilizations (Maya, Inca, Aztec, and Mississippian) existed in the Western Hemisphere prior to the arrival of Europeans. These civilizations had developed unique governments, social structures, religions, technologies, and agricultural practices.
Topic: Human Systems
Content Standard 8: American Indians developed unique cultures with many different ways of life. American Indian tribes and nations can be classified into cultural groups based on geographic and cultural similarities.
Content Standard 10: The Western Hemisphere is culturally diverse (eg., language, food, religion, art, music) due to the influences and interactions of a variety of world cultures.

Grade Six
Theme: Regions and People of the Eastern Hemisphere
Topic: Historical Thinking and Skills
Content Statement 1: Multiple tier timelines can be used to show relationships among events and places.
Topic: Places and Regions
Content Statement 5: Regions can be determined, classified and compared using data related to various criteria including landform, climate, population, and cultural and economic characteristics.