I created a workbook for students and teachers and then I created a Smart Notebook file for each lesson.
In Unit 1, students will read and listen closely to interpret main ideas and thematic connections between visual imagery (symbols and graphics), oral tradition (Haudenosaunee video) and diverse texts (“Birth of the Haudenosaunee”, Two Row Wampum, and Frost’s “A Time to Talk”). Students will create symbols that relate to the texts and write explanatory paragraphs about how their student-created personal symbols connect to the ideas in the texts.
Students will begin the unit with a video created by the Onondaga Nation and a close read of the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address. This is followed by a gallery walk of symbols and a close read of “Birth of the Haudenosaunee” and several other texts to learn more about where the identity of the Haudenosaunee people comes from and who they are today. Students will connect what they learn through oral tradition, symbols and text to develop a deeper understanding of the Haudenosaunee culture and its people.