The same website is used for the second lesson plan. Students will write a journal about the Iroquois while pretending to be a British fur trader. Students will write a five paragraph essay about the Iroquois people.
Students will gain basic knowledge about the Iroquois by completing an internet based worksheet. The webquest is great at explaining how Native Americans lived in New York and the rest of the Northeast. The following topics are covered in this Iroquois webquest:
The webquest contains 50 questions and is a great introduction to a unit on the Iroquois or Native Americans of the Northeast. An answer sheet is included for the teacher.
This activity is designed to allow students to write a five paragraph essay about the Iroquois in a fun and creative way. The 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:
The assignment uses creative writing by allowing the students to take the role of a British fur trader writing a report/journal for King George II of England in 1750. A grading rubric is included for the teacher.