In Social Studies we have been learning about the history of New York State. We have been discussing the two Native Americans nations who first inhabited this area, Mohawk and Mohegan (Shinnecock). Today during this WebQuest you will be researching how your nation lived.
I will assign you either group A for Mohawk or group B for Mohegan (Shinnecock), then you will use this WebQuest to research how they lived. You will explore the houses they lived in, what food they ate, how the got that food, how they dressed, what their clothes were made of, what their belief system was, their monetary system and/or what they did for recreation. While you are piecing together the culture of our New York Native Americans I want you to imagine what it would have been like to live as a Native American. At the end of this unit you will create your tribes village and present it in class.
What you have to do to complete this WebQuest:
1. Research your assigned tribe.
2. Fill in the vocabulary work sheet from what you learned during you research.
3. From the information you have gathered you will create a visual depiction of how life was in your Native American village. You can draw a picture, create a collage, a diorama, poster, video. Feel free to discuss with me your chosen media I am open to other thoughts or ideas to help express what your village looks like. I have also coordinated with both the art and computer lab teachers for you to be able to work on these projects during class. Teachers will help you in a creative aspect as needed.
4. Lastly at the end of this unit when your villages are ready you will present and explain what you chose to display in your village and why.
Websites for Group A Mohawk:
Websites for Group B Mohegan(Shinnecock):
Websites for both:
See Native American Wordsheet- Define the words with new ideas from your readings then draw a picture to illustrate the definition.
After completing this WebQuest you should have a better idea of what life was like as a Native American. You will now be assigned a parter and will collaboratively construct a visual presentation in the medium of your choice. As previously stated you will be working on these presentations in art and computer lab, use your resources wisely! At the end of the week you and your partner will be presenting your version of Native American life to the class. During you presentation try to include some similarities between our lives today and the Native Americans lives prior to the 1600's.
Check out this cool timeline for further readings or study!