History: First Nation Symbol

Time Required: Two 40-minute Sessions
Skill Level: Beginner
Recommended Grades: 6th to 8th

Learners will plan and create a meaningful symbol to represent the Wisconsin-native First Nation group that they researched. They will showcase this symbol as part of their presentation and gallery walk.

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Lesson Plan

Instructions

Step 1

Share the goal: Students will select a First Nation group native to Wisconsin to research, create a project, and prepare for a presentation to the class on what they've learned.

Give students the planning sheet. Have them research their First Nation group and brainstorm ideas.

Step 2

Give students time to research the First Nation group they selected. Have students find a partner or two and gather critical input about their plan.

Step 3

Explain the concepts of creating in 3D with the 3Doodler pen as a refresher. Speak to the amount of filament they will need to create their design for this project (8 strand limit per student).

Step 4

Once they are ready, have them get their supplies and begin on their project.

Step 5

Circle the classroom to assist as students work.

Step 6

Once all projects are completed, prepare to have students present on their project.

Wrap Up

Once all projects are completed, each student will give a brief presentation (5 minutes) on the nation they selected. They will showcase the 3D symbol they created as part of their presentation. Once the presentations are complete, set up a gallery to display the students' work so others in the school may see.

Assessment

The teacher will assess students’ work based on their projects and presentations.

Possible Extensions

This lesson can be replicated with modern countries, states in the USA, or ancient civilizations.

Resources

Lesson and images courtesy of Velvet Holmes

Wisconsin Historical Site Tasks
https://sites.google.com/a/oregonsd.net/wi-native-american-webquest/

Wisconsin State Tribal Initiative website
http://witribes.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=284&locid=57

The Ways
The Native American Education Series is ideal for teaching important lessons on the cultural heritage, customs and future of Wisconsin’s original people. Explore your tribes video for important information.
http://www.theways.org/

Wisconsin Tribe Information for Kids
http://www.native-languages.org/wisconsin.htm

ONEIDA: Oneida video on PBS
http://www.pbs.org/video/2365306261/

Oneida Video: Try this on Internet Explorer
http://www.oneidanation.org/Tourism/page.aspx?id=22260
https://oneida-nsn.gov/Culture/

Oneida of WI Official Website
https://oneida-nsn.gov/

MOHICAN
Mohican Stockbridge-Munsee Video on PBS
http://www.pbs.org/video/2365551891/
http://video.wpt.org/video/2365904313

Mohican of WI Official Website
http://www.mohican-nsn.gov/

OJIBWE
Ojibwe (Bad River) Video on PBS
http://www.pbs.org/video/2365551826/
Lac Courte Oreilles of WI Official Website
http://www.lco-nsn.gov/
Red Cliff of WI Official Website
http://redcliff-nsn.gov/
Bad River WI Official Website
http://www.badriver-nsn.gov/
Lac du Flambeau official website
https://www.ldftribe.com/
St.Croix band official website
http://www.stcciw.com/

Sokaogan (Mole Lake) Band official website

MENOMINEE

Menominee video on PBS
http://www.pbs.org/video/2365306294/
http://www.pbs.org/video/1801999302/

Menominee of WI Official Website
http://www.menominee-nsn.gov/

HO-CHUNK
Ho-Chunk video on PBS
http://www.pbs.org/video/1487240579/
http://www.pbs.org/video/2365551732/

Ho-Chunk of WI Official Website
http://ho-chunknation.com/

POTAWATOMI
Potawatomi video on PBS
http://www.pbs.org/video/2365306300/

Potawatomi of WI Official Website
https://www.fcpotawatomi.com/

WISCONSIN CITY NAMES
Wisconsin city names are rooted in the Menominee language
http://www.pbs.org/video/2365233890/

Vocabulary

  • First Nation - a term that references many indigenous tribes of North America, specifically tribes of Canada and some areas of the United States.

  • Symbol - a thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract.

Educational Standards

ISTE
4C

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources: Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions

In This Lesson

Students research their selected First Nation online, plan their 3D project, then use the 3Doodler pens to create their 3D symbol. Students can refine their work as needed.

ISTE
6C

Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of technology to create visualizations, models or simulations.

In This Lesson

Students create a 3D representation of the First Nation they selected for their project.

ISTE
7C

Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.

In This Lesson

Students will give and receive constructive feedback on their plan before they build their projects.

CS Teachers
1A-A-5-3

Plan and create a design document to illustrate thoughts, ideas, and stories in a sequential (step-by-step) manner (e.g., story map, storyboard, sequential graphic organizer).

In This Lesson

Students will brainstorm ideas and sketch a design that represents their First Nation.

CS Teachers
1A-A-3-5

Decompose (break down) a larger problem into smaller sub-problems with teacher guidance or independently.

In This Lesson

Students will break down the process into brainstorming, designing, building, testing, and presenting to a group.

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