Native american lesson plan pdf
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Native american lesson plan pdf
Topic: Ohio Native Americans
Social Studies Content Statements:
Various groups of people have lived in
Ohio over time including prehistoric
and historic American Indians –
interaction among these groups have
resulted in both cooperation and
I Can Statements
I Can Use Research to Help My Writing
• I can conduct short research projects to help
me learn about topics. W.4.7
• I can research and use what I have
experienced to gather information. W.4.8
• I can provide a list of sources that I used for
gathering information. W.4.8
Answers to look for:
• What caused early people to cross over into
• How did the people cross into North America?
• What is the definition of prehistoric and
• What prehistoric tribes settled in Ohio and
• What are Indian mounds and where are they
located in Ohio?
Unit on Historic and Prehistoric
• Read through the PowerPoint slides.
• Write out underlined vocabulary words and meanings to
study for quiz.
• At the end of each presentation student will complete
summative assessment using slides.
• When the unit is completed, student will research one Ohio
prehistoric or historic tribe using rubric. Choice of tribe will
be done by student but approved by teacher.
• Research notes will be completed and submitted to teacher
according to writing schedule given to student. Bibliography
will also be required.
• From research, student will complete a book or PowerPoint,
which will consist of written information and pictures of
chosen tribe. Project will be submitted to teacher. (Book can
be completed using Shutterfly.)
• Please take notes on vocabulary words
and given definitions throughout
PowerPoint presentation. A quiz will be
given on these words at the end of the
Historic Native Americans
** Prehistoric People – people who lived before
written history (no written records).
** Historic People – people who lived after
written history (we know how they lived by what
was written down and documented).
• 40,000 years ago, in the
latter stages of the Ice Age, herds of roaming animals
such as bison, mastodons and mammoths and small
horses wandered back and forth crossing a land “bridge”
called the Beringia, between Asia and North America.
** Theory - a general principle or set of principles that
explains facts or events of the natural world.
** Beringia – the land bridge exposed and connecting
Asia and North America during the Ice Age.
• Bands of people called nomadic people
hunted these animals as a source of food and
followed them into North America.
People who move from
place to place to hunt
and gather food. They
do not settle in one
Land bridge from Asia (Russia today) and North
America (Alaska today) traveled by Early People.
• Glaciers began to melt and the water level
rose and covered the land bridge.
• Both the people and animals could not return
to Asia. They continued their migration down
into North America.
People migrated for many centuries moving about
Archaeologists believe people reached what is now
known as Ohio 15,000 years ago.
** Migrate – to move from one region to another
region and settle in that region.
** Archaeologist – A scientist who studies past
human life and cultures by the recovery and
examination of remaining material.
• The American Indians believe that they were
always in the North and South Americas.
• The American Indians believe the prehistoric
animals and people began in North America
and they migrated from North America into
Timeline of Prehistoric Peoples
Fort Ancient People
• The Fort Ancient culture thrived in southern
Ohio and northern Kentucky. Villages were
made up of a number of circular or
rectangular houses surrounding an open
plaza. The Fort Ancient people continued to
build small burial mounds, but gradually
shifted to burials in a cemetery area with no
• Fort Ancient culture built Serpent Mound in
Adams County, Ohio.
• Around 200 B.C, the beginning of the Middle
Woodland period, a new Native American
culture developed that spread throughout the
Midwest (then known as the Eastern
Woodland) identified as Hopewell.
• The Hopewell people lived in rectangular
homes with thatched roofs. The Hopewell
communities hunted, gathered food, and
Prehistoric Indian Tribes
Click on the link and watch the video
• Which two continents did Beringia connect?
• When do scientists believe the first inhabitants of North America arrived?
• What caused early people to cross the land bridge into North America?
• What caused the strip of land known as Beringia to disappear?
• When do scientists believe people first reached the area known today as
• Which prehistoric animals crossed Beringia?
• Where do Native people believe their ancestors came from?
• Name three prehistoric tribes.