This week, your child will be introduced to their first Social Studies Unit: Native Americans. The six tribes we will be researching are the Inuit (Artic), Pawnee (Plains), Hopi (Southwest), Nez Perce (Plateau), Kwakiutl (Northwest), Seminole (Southeast). During this unit, your child will work on a project in order to become "experts" on their assigned tribe. For this project, your child will be a assigned a specific tribe to research. Homework and class time will be dedicated to researching the tribe. Students will be using the media center and technology to find information. A handout with more details will be sent home with your child on Monday (9/21). This informative handout can also be found under the Content/Social Studies tab. We cannot wait to see what the children come up with!
Standards for the Native American Unit:
SS4H1 - The students will describe how early Native American cultures developed in North America.
SS4H1.a - Locate where the American Indians settled with emphasis on Arctic (Inuit), Northwest (Kwakiutl), Plateau (Nez Perce), Southwest (Hopi), Plains (Pawnee), and Southeastern (Seminole).
SS4H1.b - Describe how the American Indians used their environment to obtain food, clothing, and shelter.
Social Studies Homework for the Week:
Monday (9/21): At home, begin researching your assigned tribe and role. Bring books, articles, etc. that can help you with your research tomorrow!
Wednesday (9/23): At home, begin researching your assigned tribe and role. Bring books, articles, etc. that can help you with your research tomorrow!
Please let us know if you have any questions!
Mrs. Alterman, Ms. Getzfred, Ms. Densmore, and Ms. Spaeth