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We Can

We can explain the possible origins of Native Americans in Texas.

We can explain how Texas Native Americans lived, worked and survived in early Texas.

We can compare and contrast different Texas Indian groups.

 

Native American Project

Native American Project Guide

Native American Day – Friday, November 16, 2012

 

Learning Targets:  We can explain the possible origins of American Indians in Texas.

                                    We can explain how they lived, worked and survived in early Texas.

                                    We can compare and contrast different Texas Indian groups.

 

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History

Our timeline accurately explains the history of the tribe.

Our timeline is mostly accurate.

Our timeline is somewhat accurate.

Our timeline is not accurate or we do not have a timeline.

Location

Our map of Texas accurately shows the location of the tribe.

Our map of Texas is mostly accurate in the location of the tribe.

Our map is somewhat accurate in the location of tribe.

Our map is not accurate or we do not have a map.

Appearance

2 tribe members are drawn and accurately labeled.

2 tribe members are drawn but not labeled.

Only 1 tribe member is drawn and labeled.

No tribe members are drawn or labeling is completely inaccurate.

Food

At least 3 examples of the food source are presented.

2 examples of the food sources are presented.

1 example of the food source is presented.

No examples of food sources are presented.

Ceremonies and Customs

At least 3 examples of the ceremonies or customs are presented.

2 examples of the ceremonies or customs are presented.

1 example of the ceremonies or customs is presented.

No examples of ceremonies or customs are presented.

Tools and Art

At least 3 examples of the tools/art are presented.

2 examples of the tools/art are presented.

1 example of the tools/art is presented.

No examples tools or art sources are presented.

Housing

A completely accurate example and summary are presented.

A mostly accurate example and summary are presented.

A somewhat accurate example and summary are presented.

No example or summary is presented.

Challenges

At least 2 examples of challenges are shown in a cause/effect chart.

At least 1 example of a challenge is shown in cause/effect chart.

X

No examples of challenges are shown in cause/effect.

Presentation

Project displays all quality work and is neat. Project is complete.

Project displays mostly quality work, but could be neater or more complete

Project displays some quality work, but needs to be neater or more complete.

Project does not display quality work and looks unfinished.

Presentation:

 

History

MUST:
1. Present the history of your tribe on a sheet of butcher paper in a timeline format.

MAY:

1. Present other historical facts in any way you choose (poster board, student made
               book, summary sheet, chart).

 

Location

MUST:

1. Using a map of Texas, you need to show where the tribe’s settlements were located.

2. Write a short explanation describing why this area was chosen for their settlement.

 

Appearance

MUST:
1. Draw a picture of what your tribal members looked like using butcher paper.  You need to draw large (life-size) pictures of both a male and a female tribe member.

2. Label the drawings to show which characteristics are unique to the tribe.

MAY:
1.Draw a picture of other tribe members who are important, such as chiefs or shamans.

 

Food

MUST: 
1. Present at least 3 examples of what the tribe ate by making examples of the foods
    from paper or other materials of your choice. 

 

Ceremonies and Customs

MUST:
1. Make a chart explaining at least 3 different ceremonies or customs.

MAY:
1. Act out or perform one of these customs or ceremonies during the presentation.

2. Draw a picture showing one of these ceremonies or customs.

 

Tools and Art

MUST: 
1. Present at least 3 examples of what the tribe used as tools and created as art by making examples of the tools and art from paper or other materials of your choice. 

MAY: 
2. Demonstrate or teach how to use the tools or create the art during the presentation.

 


Housing

MUST:
1. Build an example of your tribe’s housing using paper or other materials. 

2. Write a short explanation of why this housing was appropriate for their way of life.

MAY:
1. Build out or draw the whole tribe settlement to go with your housing example.

 

Challenges they Faced

MUST:
1. Create a cause and effect chart to show at least 2 different challenges they faced and either what caused the challenge or how they overcame the challenge.

MAY:

1. Write a Native American legend based on one of the challenges they faced.

 

 

Other Interesting Information

If you find other interesting information that does not fit into any of the categories above, feel free to include it! You may draw it, write about it, or create it using paper or other materials.

 

 

 

 

Ways to Present Facts

You can present your research in many ways!

 

v Diorama

v Poster

v Chart, Graphs and Timelines

v 3-D models

v Maps

v Books you create

v Poems

v Short Plays or Re-enactment

v Demonstration (how to make a craft, build their housing, etc…)

v Your Choice! Have another idea? Ask your teacher.

 

 

Our Native American Tribe: ____________________

 

 

Information We’ve Learned

History

 

Location

 

Appearance

 

Food Sources

 

Ceremonies and Customs

 

Tools and Art

 

Housing

 

Challenges They Faced

 

Other Interesting Information

 

 

 

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