Author:
Barbara Soots, Washington OSPI OER Project, Jerry Price, Kristina Labadie
Subject:
History, Social Science, Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Lesson, Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy, Unit of Study
Level:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary
Tags:
C3 Framework, Columbia River, Inquiry Design Model, Native Americans, Northwest Tribes, Wa-social-studies, Washington
License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Downloadable docs

Education Standards

Grade 3 Inquiry: Environment & Native Americans

Grade 3 Inquiry: Environment & Native Americans

Overview

This inquiry by Kristina Labadie, Evergreen Public Schools, is based on the C3 Framework inquiry arc. Third-grade students view the lifestyle and cultural development of Early Native Americans through the same lens of how lifestyles today have developed.

How did the environment influence the lifestyle of early Native Americans?

Inquiry Description

This inquiry guides third graders to view the lifestyle and cultural development of Early Native Americans through the same lens of how lifestyles today have developed. While studying early Native Americans, students encounter vast differences between life today and life lived prior to the arrival of European settlers. Students will also begin to note that regardless of lifestyles, communities have the same basic needs to survive.

Third graders are naturally curious as to how people lived and existed during these early centuries. The compelling question "How did environment influence the lifestyle of Early Native Americans?" encourages students to build on an understanding of how their own family and community functions as it relates to resources. It also asks them to draw comparisons between life today and life then. It allows for engagement with social studies, environmental science, and literacy.

This inquiry is structured around comparative observations. Students will begin by exploring their own personal way of life and community, albeit briefly, and then move onto explorations regarding Early Northwest Tribes. They will present their findings in a culminating project.

Attribution and License

Attribution

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