SS2H2 a_ b GA creek and cherokee

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					Whitney Richards Grade: Second Georgia Performance Standard: SS2H2 The student will describe the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past in terms of tools, clothing, homes, ways of making a living, and accomplishments. a. Describe the regions in Georgia where the Creeks and Cherokees lived and how the people used their local resources. b. Compare and contrast the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past to Georgians today.

Procedure: 1. The teacher will supply background information about the Creek and Cherokee Indians. http://www.wacona.com/words/creekcherokee/index.htm. Remind the students that Sequoyah was a Cherokee Indian and ask them if they remember what he is known for. 2. Put students into pairs. Students should create a chart labeled “Creek” and “Cherokee” along the top. On the side, have students make a list including: homes, food, clothing, weapons and tools, where they lived, how they traveled, how they used resources, and how their lives compare to today. 3. The students will then explore the website http://www.wacona.com/words/creekcherokee/index.htm to fill in the chart about the Creek and Cherokee Indians. 4. Also, provide the students with a black and white map of the United States. As the students find out where the Creek and Cherokee Indians lived, ask them to color in the states accordingly. (The map and the chart can be turned in for a grade.) 5. The teacher can wrap up the lesson by reading the book: “The Indian School” by
Gloria Whelan.


				
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