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Activity Overview


In this activity students will create a spider map that outlines the culture and tradition of the First Nations of the Southwest region. Their maps will include the names of some of the First Nations, describe the environment of the Southwest 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.


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Objective: Create a spider map that describes the lives and traditions of Native Americans of the Southwest.

  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.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 5-6

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Geography and Culture

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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