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The Origin of Fire; Two Native American folktales class handouts

The Origin of Fire; Two Native American folktales class handouts
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This product is two Native American folktales discovering the origin of fire. It can be paired with "The Discovery of Fire, a Tradition" found in "Legends of the Iroquois" book.

The product includes two short legends, describing the origin of fire, with questions to follow. The task asks them to rate the story, describe how each tribe believed that fire was found and describe a additional natural phenomenon in the story. Then, students compare and contrast the legends.

This product is the day 4 lesson of a one week unit found in this store. It answers the big Questions: What is culture? Why explore multiculturalism? Please see entire week unit description below. This product is just for DAY 4.

Mini-Unit Timeline (as found in this store)::

Day 1: The mini unit begins with 20 vocabulary words. There is a vocabulary list, enrichment activities, and an assessment with an answer key. The assessment would probably be given at the conclusion of the week.

Day 2: Brother Eagle, Sister Sky; PowerPoint and book activities which include inferential questions and identifying simile/metaphor. The handout includes 30 multiple-choice questions; 15 “right there” type questions and 15 “inferential” type questions. These are questions that is similar to a question bank that can be used as an assessment piece or cut/pasted into websites such as Kahoot.it.com or Quizlet.com to create interactive games. There is an additional activity which could connect with p. 28 of “Legends of the Iroquois”, but the book is not necessary to complete the lesson.

Day 3: How Man Got Into the Moon; a short folktale about how the “face” on the moon was created. The handout/PowerPoint begin by reviewing the vocabulary; reading and re-reading the piece. It includes a graphic organizer in how to creatively review story elements. It also includes a “Ticket out the Door” which could serve as a summative assessment.

Day 4: The Origin of Fire; this lesson begins by reviewing vocabulary, compares two legends about the origin of fire, explains other phenomenon of this story and uses visual interpretation to conclude. There is a corresponding PowerPoint presentation and handout to accompany this.

Day 5: review vocabulary by using the synonyms worksheet and formative assessment. The assessment includes an answer key.
Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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