This is a hands-on lesson that I created to synthesize a unit on American Indians and a unit on Economics. It was a great way to review American Indians while using economics terms and ideas. It is a lesson that I did prior to a performance assessment (see my blog to get that), but it could be used as a performance assessment as well, or just as a fun activity. My lesson includes a worksheet that I used in planning to be sure I included comprehensible input, scaffolding, and activating background knowledge for my ELL (ESOL) students. Basically, the teacher models making a piece of pottery (out of everyday classroom materials). Following that, students make arrows (out of everyday classroom materials) and then draw a diagram with what natural resources the parts were made of. A chart is included to organize resources used to make the arrow into natural, capital, and human resources.