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Activity Overview

Starting a unit or lesson with the key vocabulary that students will see in their readings or presentations aids in overall comprehension and retention. In this activity, students will create a storyboard that defines and illustrates key vocabulary related to the region of the California-Intermountain and its First Nations.

Example California Intermountain Region Vocabulary

  • Shoshoni
  • Ute
  • Bannock
  • Paiute
  • Goshute
  • Pomo
  • Maidu
  • Miwok
  • Plateau
  • Plain
  • Gorge
  • Coast
  • Mesa
  • Intermountain Region
  • Culture
  • Cultural Region
  • Artifact
  • Nomadic
  • Hunter Gatherers
  • Inland
  • Wickiup
Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards

Template and Class Instructions

(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Use This Assignment With My Students", update the instructions on the Edit Tab of the assignment.)

Due Date:

Objective: To learn the meanings of words relating to our lesson you will preview the vocabulary and create a storyboard that demonstrates your understanding of different words.

Student Instructions

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the title boxes, identify the key terms you have chosen.
  3. In the description boxes, write the definition of the term.
  4. Create a visualization for each term using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

Requirements: Must have 3 terms, correct definitions, and appropriate illustrations for each that demonstrate your understanding of the words.


(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)

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