Activity Overview

In this activity students will break down what they have learned about the different environments in North America in a storyboard. They will include the names of the Native American Cultural Regions and briefly describe the environment including physical features and climate. This is a great way to open or end a unit on Native Americans, as it can both introduce the regions and reinforce what students have learned. It also serves as a good reference point for students to ensure they don't get confused!

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a storyboard that includes a picture and brief description of each of the 8 Native American Cultural Regions of North America.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. For each cell list a title and write a 1-3 sentence description for each region.
  3. Create an illustration that represents each region using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.

Requirements: Minimum of 8 cells each depicting a different Native American Cultural Region. Label each region, include an appropriate illustration, and short description of the environment.

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10/3] Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/1] Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/WHST/6-8/2/B] Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

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