The Ashley Bryan School

The Ashley Bryan School
Serving Children in Grades K-8 from the Cranberry Isles

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Our Native American Project

 This trimester we have been studying the Age of Exploration and Discovery. We started by researching major tribes in the Age of Exploration and Discovery, specifically the Incas, Aztecs and Wabanakis. We used books, Internet, background information, our teachers, and our parents for our research. We studied the Incas and Aztecs because they were huge empires. We studied the Wabanaki because they were in our area. We wanted to find out about their lifestyle and culture and the geography of where they lived.  Each person in the class made a poster of their tribe, including a picture of the tribe, a paragraph explaining the basic outline of their lifestyle, and a how-to-be a Native American poem. A How To poem is a poem that tells you how to be the culture or person in the poem. This is an example of a How To poem: 

How To Be A Wabanaki
Be Resourceful
Live on the water
Eat seafood
Use canoes for fishing
Go hunting
Move from place to place
Build houses out of birch bark and animal hides
Have large families
Believe in guardian spirits

We are currently working on a poster all together of the European cultures. We have learned a lot and had fun in the process!

1 comment:

  1. Nice native post! Loved learning and hearing about them! Nice Idea Lettyloo!