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Activity Overview

In this activity students will create a spider map that illustrates what they have learned about the First Nations of the Great Plains and Canadian Prairies region. Their maps will include the names of some of the First Nations that call the region home, describe the environment of the Plains with physical features and climate, list the natural resources available and how these were used as food and to create tools, clothing and homes. They may also describe any other cultural traditions or interesting information.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a spider map that describes the lives and traditions of Native Americans of the Great Plains and Canadian Prairies

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Write a 1-3 sentence description of each cell.
  3. Create an illustration that represents each event using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  4. Save and submit your storyboard.

Requirements: Names of some of the First Nations, environment (physical features and climate), natural resources, useful tools and items made from the natural resources including clothing and homes.

Native Americans Cultural Regions Spider Map Blank Template

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