This learning experience correlates with NY State’s Expeditionary Learning Module 1, but can be used with any Native American unit related to wampum belts.
This resource includes:
2 versions of task pages
Paragraph graphic organizer and next step goal sheet
“Am I done?” checklist
2 draft and final page choices
Examples of student essays and drafts
3-2-1 reflection page
If you like this resource you might like the Haudenosaunee Research Menu: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/NY-State-Expeditionary-Learning-Grade-4-Module-1-Haudenosaunee-Menu-3338369
Students research and learn about the importance of Wampum Belts to the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people. After, they take time to think about how their lives connect to the Haudenosaunee and use the plan page to draft ideas for their wampum belt. Later, this same plan page can support students as they draft an essay. Choose between the two task cards to support students with the expectations of the essay.
To create the final wampum belts you might consider having students weave paper, color with markers, colored pencils or crayons, OR cut out square pieces to glue on. Remember that the wampum belt should only be TWO colors. Many students get confused and think they can leave spaces white.