Each year, my students mix up the different tribes with the different language groups of the Eastern Woodland Indians. I created this activity to build their background knowledge of the Monacan, Cherokee and Powhatan Tribes. The Google Drawing takes students to watch two videos on YouTube about the Monacan and Powhatan Tribes and also to an article about the Cherokee Tribe. While they are exploring, I have also included a 7 question prompt students can fill out as they go to take notes and guide their thinking. I ask that students look for some similarities between how most Americans and these tribes live today. After they have explored and filled in their notes, I have an exit ticket where students must label the area of Virginia where the tribes lived and what language they spoke and this is through Google Slides.
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This resource includes three parts: a building background knowledge activity, a guide for students during their independent building of background knowledge, and an exit ticket/assessment.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between physical geography and the lives of the native peoples, past and present, of Virginia by
e) describing how American Indians related to the climate and their environment to secure food, clothing, and shelter;