Unit Plan: Life on Turtle Island (5)
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- Student worksheets and answer guides for individual lessons
- Inquiry activities (support materials are provided as needed)
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The Life on Turtle Island lessons and links to resources are listed below.
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- Lesson 1: Why Terms Matter
- Literacy Builder-Vocab Worksheet 1 (5 min)
- Matching Activity Worksheet (10 min)
- Activity: Understanding Indigenous Symbols (10 min)
- Lesson 2: The Story of Sky Woman
- Activity: Draw Sky Woman’s Story (30-40 minutes)
- Lesson 3: From Time Immemorial
- Literacy Builder-Vocab Worksheet 2 (10 min)
- Lesson 4: Diversity on Turtle Island
- Literacy Builder-Vocab Worksheet 3 (10 min)
- Literacy Builder-Vocab Worksheet 4 (10 min)
- Activity: Importance of the Buffalo (15 min)
- Lesson 5: The Clan System
- Lesson 6: Ojibwe Clans
- Activity: Exploring Clan Responsibilities (20 min)
Holistic Reflection Worksheet - use with any lesson or as a final activity.
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