Topic: Native Americans in California

Download 22.88 Kb.
Size22.88 Kb.

Title:  American Indians

Subject/Course:  Social Studies & Technology

Topic:  Native Americans in California  

Grade:  Third 

Designer:   Janet Gutierrez_

Stage 1 –Desired Results

Established Goals:
3.1 Students describe the physical and human geography and use maps, tables, graphs, photographs, and charts to organize information about people, places, and environments in a spatial context.
3.2 Students describe the American Indian nations in their local region long ago and in the recent past
California History-Social Science Content Standards
Common Core State Standards


W.3.7 Students conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.

1. Creativity and Innovation

b. Students create original works as a means of personal or

group expression.

3. Research and Information Fluency

c. Students evaluate and select information sources and digital

tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
International Society for Technology Education

Students will understand that:

  • Long ago, American Indians developed cultures in which they used the land to meet their needs.

  • Indian groups differed in their languages and customs.

  • Many of their traditions survive today.

Students will know:

  • the names of early American Indians in California

  • how geography affected the ways early Americans Indians lived.

  • what the beliefs, customs, and stories of early California Indians were.

Essential Questions:

  • Who were the early American Indians in California and how did geography affect the way they lived?

  • What were some beliefs, customs, and stories of early California Indians?

  • How has life changed for the California Indians and how do they preserve their culture?

Students will be able to:

  • Identify early American Indians of California

  • Compare & contrast tribal groups in California

  • Analyze how geography and climate influenced the way of life of the early California Indians

  • Examine American Indian folklore, including games, stories, and art.

  • Apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

  • Demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.

Stage 2 – Assessment Evidence

Performance Tasks:

  • Match the four geographical groups of tribes with their locations on the map of California.

  • Use a table and interpret information to compare and contrast tribal groups

  • Analyze a picture to write a paragraph of how tools were used.

  • Examine a diagram to describe a Gabrielino shelter.

  • Complete a graphic organizer to show cause and effect

Other Evidence:

  • Pre-test

  • Practice Book pgs. 21,22,23,24,25,26,27

  • Ch. 3 Study Guide

  • Technology based project

Stage 3 – Learning Plan

Learning Activities:

  • View chumashculture on Youtube

  • View maidu art

  • Conduct research on a specific tribe and show how the tribe made use of the land and its natural resources to survive

Introduction: Choose a California Native American tribe (Chumash, Mojave, Pomo, Luiseno, Maidu, Shasta, Serrano) to research and show what you learned about how the tribe used the land and its resources to survive. Use internet images or illustrations, and other internet sources to show your information.
Visual Presentation:

Using Meograph or Educreations, show your learning within

5 minutes using 5-7 slides.
Information Requirements:

Your presentation should include:

  • Name of the tribe

  • A California map showing from what region the tribe was located.

  • Images and text and/or audio of how natural resources were utilized for their everyday lives.


View the tutorial to learn about the use of Educreations or



macintosh hd:users:teacher:desktop:californiatribesmap2.jpg

Images of Serrano Indians

Images of Chumash Indians

Images of Mojave Indians

Images of Pomo Indians

Images of Luiseno Indians

Images of Maidu Indians

Images of Shasta Indians

Sample Project:
Sample Educreations

macintosh hd:users:teacher:desktop:concordia:edut 586:rubric for native american project.pdf

Download 22.88 Kb.

Share with your friends:

The database is protected by copyright © 2022
send message

    Main page