Project #13 (Collaborative)
Lesson Plan #1 Group 1 W6
Lesson Name: Traveling to American Indian groups
Category: Social Studies
Grade Level: 5 Lesson Number: 1 of 1
Date: Oct. 5, 2014
Alabama Standard(s): Distinguish differences among major American Indian cultures in North America according to geographic region, natural resources, community organization, economy, and belief systems.
• Locating on a map American Indian nations according to geographic region
According to rubric in assessment.
Upon finishing the project of “traveling” to different tribes, students will be able to receive 90% of their points according the the rubric below.
Students will be giving a starting amount of “money.” All students will receive $500 to start their journey which will start in Mobile, Alabama. In this journey the student will be required to travel from one region of the country to “visit” the different tribes. At each tribe, the students will be required to “participate” in two activities to that particular culture. In participating, the student will have to research an activity done by those people and write a short (3-5 paragraphs) description of that activity. Ex: When visiting the Pueblo Indians the student can help “build a house” and in doing so the student will write a description of the the type of living arrangements on the Pueblo Indians.
After they have participated in at least two activities then they will travel to another group. In doing so they will have to learn where the tribe is/was located. Being that the student will start out in Mobile, if their first stop is the Pueblo Indians, they will have to travel to Central Arizona to visit this group. The location will have to be researched by the students.
The money comes into play with travel and activities. The student will have to pay to travel from region to region. The student will look up the distance between the two destination points (ex: Mobile and Arizona, a rough estimate of one state to another is acceptable). Mobile and Arizona are 1,591 miles apart. It will cost the student $3 to travel every 24 miles. The student will have to use math skills the figure this out. 1,591 miles distance/24 miles per gallon. Then that total will be multiplied by $3 per gallon of gas to find out how much that drive will cost them. In this case, $199. This would be subtracted from the original $500.
The activities with the tribes will cost the student $100 per activity for the first two activities and $50 for the third activity on. After they have traveled to the region and done the activities, they will turn in that portion of the assignment (via a class blog). After it has been turned in, the student will receive more money for their travels. If the student traveled and did at least two activities, they will receive $500 more. If they travel and participate in one activity, they receive $200. If the travel and participate in no activities, the student will receive $150.
The students will have to visit 8 different groups. Six if the groups are listed below and 2 of the groups will be at the student’s choosing.
The goal is to have a little money as possible by the end of the journey. The student’s project will be graded by number of tribes visited (8 minimum, 6 of which are specified), number of activities performed (16 minimum), and how much money they have left (less than $50 for the best grade) by the end of the project. Part of the student’s grade will also come from from his or her list of sources (minimum of 16) due at the end of each section of the journey. In addition, spelling and and grammar count. The project is worth 50 points total.
The summary at the end of each section of the journey (minimum of 8) will be on their class blog. This will include the tribe’s name, region of the country, how far the student traveled, what activities were performed, the total cost started out with and finishing with, and sources used (2 sources per tribe required).
Groups to visit:
Internet access, computer access, writing utensils and paper (if desired by the student to keep account of travels), and research material (decided on by the student).
Student will have some class time to work on this project, any time necessary to work on this project outside of the allotted time will be homework.