“Trail of Louisiana Indians”

Social Studies Unit 1:  Aspects of a Community:  It’s History

Online Site Louisiana Indian Unit


II. Louisiana Trail of Indians Days #3

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1. HOTS Questions: Who are the Chitimacha Indians? Have they changed through the years? Explain your answer.


2. GLE’s

·         SS.2.1.1:  Interpret a diagram

·         SS.2.1.2:  Describe basic characteristics of maps and globes SS.2.1.4:  Identify geographical features in the local region

·         SS.2.10.46:  Identify similarities and differences in communities over time

·         SS.2.10.47:  Identify sources where historical information can be found and how that information can be used
SS.2.10.48:  Locate general areas on maps and globes referenced in historical stories and legends

·         ELA.2.5.49:  Locate information using the organizational features of texts, including: ;URL addresses from the Web ;title pages ;glossaries ;indices ;tables of contents ;chapter headings

·         ELA.2.5.51:  Gather and arrange information in a variety of organizational forms, including graphic organizers, simple outlines, notes, and summaries

·         ELA.2.5.52:  Use technology to publish a variety of works, including simple research reports and book summaries

·         ELA.2.5.53:  Tell and write about the sources of learned information

3.  Activities:


Day 1 of 2 Day Center Rotations-(20 minutes-2 Groups)


a. Whole Class - Read and discuss Chitimacha Legend Online  How the Great Spirit Made the World Legend


b. Group Rotations

·         Computer Center: "Kidspiration Web" Facts about Louisiana Indians.


o       Louisiana Tribe Match Online

o       Louisiana Indian Vocabulary Match Online


·         Guided Reading Center "Chitimacha Printable Book" or (PDF File Book)  Printable version that isn’t in book form.

·         Native American Writing/Art Center The students will cut out an Indian Doll, give it a name and write a story about it.-Creating Native American Dolls for Story

·         Group vocabulary and tribe center (Students will match the words and definitions. Set #2 matching tribes and information. After the group completes both card games, they will write sentences using each word).


Art-Technology- Community Construction Kit (Creating a Louisiana Indian Home)


4. Evaluation: Teacher Observation, Kidspiration Print outs

     5.  Homework: Social Studies Test on Louisiana Indians


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