Understanding the environment that people live in and how that influences their culture and tradition is essential to any social studies unit. In this activity students will create a spider map that details the environment and culture of the First Nations of the Plateau Region. They will include the names of some of the First Nations who live in that area, describe the environment 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.
Grade Level 5-6
Difficulty Level 1 (Introducing / Reinforcing)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards
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Objective: Create a spider map that describes the lives and traditions of Native Americans of the Plateau.
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.
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