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American Indian Unit (Powhatan of the Eastern Woodlands

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Lesson 3
Name: __Paige Kvartunas_________
Content/Grade Level: ______2nd Grade Social Studies_______
Standards:
SOL HISTORY
2.2

The student will compare the lives and contributions
of three American Indian cultures of the past and
present, with emphasis on the Powhatan of the
Eastern Woodlands, the Lakota of the Plains, and the
Pueblo peoples of the Southwest.

SOL GEOGRAPHY
2.4

The student will develop map skills by
c) locating the regions of the Powhatan, Lakota, and
Pueblo Indians on United States maps;
d) understanding the relationship between the
environment and the culture of the Powhatan,
Lakota, and Pueblo Indians.

SOL SCIENCE
EARTH PATTERNS, CYCLES, AND CHANGE
2.7

The student will investigate and understand that
weather and seasonal changes affect plants,
animals, and their surroundings. Key concepts
include
a) effects of weather and seasonal changes on the
growth and behavior of living things;

SOL ENGLISH
2.12
The student will write stories, letters, and simple
explanations.
a) Generate ideas before writing.
b) Organize writing to include a beginning, middle,
and end for narrative and expository writing.
c) Expand writing to include descriptive detail.
d) Revise writing for clarity.
Objectives:

Materials/Ti
me

Students will analyze and make connections between Eastern
Woodland Indians occupations and resources to their
geographic location and environment.
Technology:

Procedures:
Read portion of The Powhatan on Myon about occupations (p.
8-11)
Occupations (human resources—introduce term)—
Think about land of the eastern woodlands, as well as the
animals that live in the area.
The environment dictates the type of occupations and means
of travel for the Powhatans
Show images (see pacing guide, p.10) and talk about
occupations and transportation (wooden canoes) of American
Indians.
fisherman, hunters, farmers
Materials (natural resources)—bow and arrows, deer skins,
squirrels, fish, farm corn and tobacco, trees for homes and
canoes, plants for food
(Capital resources)—deer skin to make clothes, blankets, bow
and arrows and spears, canoes (bark), longhouses
Myon—Northeast Indians (read just the part about jobs and
resources)
Discuss three sister crops—corn, beans, and squash
Watch Learn 360: Giving Thanks: A Native American Good
Morning Message Reading Rainbow
Explore online images, readings about natural resources of
Powhatan Indians
Shared writing after book/learning for the day. Highlighting
the occupations and natural resources used by the Powhatan
Indians.
Have students draw a picture to go with writing for the day—
colors to match true colors (to go with non fiction writing
piece)
Assessment: writing, drawing, labeling, coloring of Powhatan
occupations and resources

Differentiation:
Students can write their own writing piece about Powhatan
occupations and resources (based on readiness for this task)
Accommodations
And Modifications:
Used shared writing piece as a resource for students to keep
and refer to throughout the unit.