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Due:  Friday, September 9, 2016

Choose a region to study and one tribe
The complet project will contain three parts:

  • a visual representation of your tribe and their surroundings
  • a Google Slide Presentation about a current tribal issue (with each member contributing)
  • an oral presentation of both the visual and written parts


Part 1:  Lifestyle and Resources of First Tribes

Each group will create:
Model / Diorama                        
Must include:

  • a structure that represents the typical housing for your tribe

  • sources of both food and water (is there a well or river, farming or hunting or both)

  • geography of the land where your tribe dwells (think of how the Hopi live in home built out of the hillsides)

  • Some representations of 2 other topics your group researched (religion, art, daily life, etc.)


Part 2:  Current Tribal Issues

Google Slides Presentation   
(click here)

Must include: Minimum of 7 slides

  • Title:  Name of Slide

  • Introduction to the whole project, include what questions you had about your tribe and why you chose them.

  • Body - slides that discuss the current issue and how it affects the tribe, is connect to the United States and the world

  • Conclusion to the whole project, what did you learn? What did you think was the most important and/or interesting? Why? Where can someone go to learn more?

  • Bibliography - each source must have a complete citation

Report                          Must be at leas5 paragraphs:

     One paragraph minimum for each on the following categories (minimum 3 paragraphs):

  • art and tools/technology
  • architecture (shelter and other buildings)
  • natural resources (animals, plants, water, heat, earth)
  • geography and climate

     And at least two more from the following categories (minimum 2 more paragraphs):

  • social structure and government
  • religion (beliefs)
  • daily life (clothing, food, roles of the people)
  • languages

Due:  Friday, September 9, 2016


    Research Databases



    (Need SFPL barcode & PIN #)


    Maps of Tribe Locations



      Remote Access to Databases & eBooks

      Access eBooks & Databases outside of school

      (you need Google username & password to open list)


      Research Vocabulary

      Homes, housing, settlements, architecture, villages, shelter

      Religion, beliefs, ceremonies, holidays, sacred, rituals

      Food, diet, sustenance, hunting, gathering, farming, fishing, traps, spears/harpoons, subsistance, cooking, crops, staples

      Geography, mountains, hills, rivers, lakes, ocean, desert, forest, marshes, grasslands, cascade range, plateau, mesas, mesas

      Climate, weather, winter, summer, spring, fall/autumn, cold, mild, hot, snow, humidity, rainfal


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