1. This program begins with a look at a linguistic and regional map of American Indian cultures.
2. Regional environments (NE Woodlands, SE Woodlands, Plains, Great Basin, Southwest, Northwest, Arctic) are introduced throughout the program and students draw inferences from map re: natural resources in each region.
3. Voluntary trade introduced through a painting in collection; paired with object identification activity of trade items.
3. Three Sisters story is shared with participatory movement.
4. Music and dance are shared through a Plains Pow-Wow dance video and prairie chicken dance. Simple movement activity with students accompanies this.
5. Musical instruments are shared with students.
6. Lakota Sioux painted horse art project is introduced.
7. Bison as a natural resource is explored through paintings and a Bison Box (object identification activity of different part of bison and how they were used by Plains culture).
8. Explore final regions and resources to finish program.
• Reflect upon and discuss the breadth and diversity of Native cultures
• Identify regional, natural resources and importance to Native cultures prior to European exploration.
• Understand the effect of encounters between American Indian and Euro-American groups;
• Understand the historical context of art and artifacts from different Native cultures.
• Create age appropriate artwork to aid in learning retention
• Explore and discuss contemporary Native American artists contributions
• Use visual vocabulary to articulate observations and interpretations of artworks.
• Practice critical thinking through use of Visual Thinking Strategies and object-based learning
All programs align and support National Educational Standards.
Georgia Standards of Excellence
SS3H1, SS3H2a,c; SS3G3a,SS3E1a, SS3E3, VA3.RE.1a, VA3.CN.1b, c; VA3.CN.2, VA3.CN.3;
ELAGSE3RL1, ELAGSE3RL2, ELAGSE3RI1, ELAGSE3RI7, ELAGSE3SL2, ELAGSE3SL3, ELAGSE3L6