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This lesson will focus on researching, analyzing, and comparing the culture of four Indian tribes from Alabama's history. The rich culture of the Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Indian tribes contributed to the rich history of Alabama. Collaborative research in small groups will culminate in presenting knowledge with a variety of visual and oral presentations.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will research and classify the Indian cultures in Alabama's history. Students will create graphic organizers to compare and contrast the cultures of Alabama's historic Indians. Students will present timelines indicating major events and accomplishments of each tribe.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Clear folders for reports, Alabama: Its History and Geography textbook, markers, posters, colored pencils and student-made Alabama fact booklets and posters, overhead projector w/transparencies, TV/VCR
Technology Resources Needed:
Computers with Internet access, printer
The teacher will need to find and preview a Native Americans of Alabama video and bookmark age- and content-appropriate websites. Students will need to be familiar with graphic organizers and basic Internet use.
Students will be assessed using a rubric. A suggested one may be found at http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/rub.pres.html.
Students may be provided extra preparation time and assistance if they are having difficulties obtaining facts or searching the Web.
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