1. We begin with having participants find a piece of paper and pencil to take notes.
2 Judi gaiashkibos, Exec. Dir. of Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs and Dr. Alan Osborn, Curator of Anthropology, UNSM greet us to the gallery via video.
3. Participants are introduced to the great physical space called the Great Plains and the numerous tribes who have and do live here.
4. We learn about Anthropology and Archeology and ways to "think" like a scientist who studies humans in various ways.
5. We enter our gallery to "think" like a scientist. We view and consider historical choices made and traditions created by the varied tribes as they met their housing, food, travel, adornment, and childhood needs.
6. UNSM Anthropology Collections Manager Katelyn Trammel shares a variety of objects not on display to further the learning.
7. We conclude with each student using their note paper to create a parfleche, a bag, and we discuss the unique qualities each person brings to meeting their own needs.
- Explore the lifestyle choices made by the First People's of the Great Plains;
- Learn the definition of Archeology and Anthropology;
- Develop an understanding on the use of evidence to support one's comprehension of past living experiences;
- Recognize the humanity of native tribes in the past, present, and for the future.
Nebraska Social Studies Standards: SS 3.3.3.a; SS 4.3.2; SS 4.3.3; SS 5.3.3; SS 8.3.3