*Graphic Organizers and Packet Cover Page Included in Zip File*
This is a very aesthetically pleasing & factual presentation!
Many of the PowerPoint slides have a lot of notes pages inserted!
Use as a great in-depth investigation or an overview of the various Native American Regions.
Native American Regions Included:
-The Basin Areas
-The Great Plains
-The Northeast Woodlands
-The Southeast Woodlands
-The Subarctic and Arctic
Topics Included for each region:
-Plants & Animals
Ideas for using this Non-linear PowerPoint as a teaching tool:
-Use on a SMARTboard, iPads, or upload to computers in a lab for group work!
-Split your class into 7 regional sections to become “experts” on each region (use included graphic organizers), then create a project or presentation board to teach each region to the entire class. (Give each group a list of websites (or imbed your own websites into this PowerPoint) for students to visit based on their region, or a packet to complete on their region). After each region has been taught to the class, create one optional project based on each region that students may complete. Make the projects easy-medium-and hard levels with different “big ideas” to differentiate instruction. Allow students to cross over from their “expert” region that they studied to complete a project from another region.
-Create units on each region studying them one at a time with a conceptual/relevant project at the end of each unit. Within these units you may split the class into 4 sections (environment, dwellings, plants/animals, artwork) to become experts on each. They must then complete a group project or presentation board to teach their section to the entire class and an individual project with a “big idea” based on their own region or another region.
-Study the region in your area only. Visit reservations, museums, and talk to Natives about their culture and way of life. Have students be ready with a list of questions from yourself and/or their own questions prior to the trip.
-Before and after studying each region, quiz students knowledge by showing them art or artifacts from different regions and have them categorize the region in which those items originated.