Dakota or Sioux Journal Activity (Fur Trade 1830)

Dakota or Sioux Journal Activity (Fur Trade 1830)
Dakota or Sioux Journal Activity (Fur Trade 1830)
Dakota or Sioux Journal Activity (Fur Trade 1830)
Dakota or Sioux Journal Activity (Fur Trade 1830)
Dakota or Sioux Journal Activity (Fur Trade 1830)
Dakota or Sioux Journal Activity (Fur Trade 1830)
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This activity is designed to allow students to write a five paragraph essay about the Dakota or Sioux Nation in a creative way. Students will use the following website to gather information about the Dakota/Sioux

http://nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/plains/sioux.html

Click here to view the website

This website is very student friendly. The student handout will guide students through the five paragraph essay format. Each paragraph will focus on a different topic such as:

Government and military strength

Hunting and the fur trade

Travel and horses

Daily life

Religion and art

The assignment uses creative writing by allowing the students to take the role of an American fur trader working for John Jacob Astor in 1830. A grading rubric is included for the teacher.

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