This Discovery Journal encourages students to read, research, and respond to five different facets of Iroquois life: shelter, food, clothing/tanning, jobs, and ceremonies. Students learn best when they are given tasks that require them to search for new information, process that information, and then manipulate that same information. This Discovery Journal does exactly that with the five following activities.
Page 1 - Iroquois Shelter: Students need to respond to three questions and create captions for three pictures of the longhouse.
Page 2 - Iroquois Food: Students will identify twenty different food items as being hunted, gathered, or grown by the Iroquois.
Page 3 - Iroquois Clothing/Tanning: Students need to list three items of clothing worn by men and three items worn by women. Then, students will be required to research and sequence the tanning process that the Iroquois used to prepare animal skins for clothing.
Page 4 - Iroquois Jobs: Students are given a list of typical Iroquois jobs that would be completed by the tribe, and the students need to determine whether that job is completed by Iroquois men or Iroquois women.
Page 5 - Iroquois Ceremony: Students will match a list of Iroquois ceremony with a detailed list of ceremony descriptions.
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