The Iroquois Peoples

You are a member of the Iroquois Nation, part of the "Haudenosaunee" tribe. Your tribe has decided to settle along the southern shores of lake Ontario and across the boarder to part of New York State, USA. You and your clan must locate the perfect place to settle and build your village. It is important that you work with other groups in order to maintain peace and help your village to be successful.

The location of your settlement: 

As your tribe settles along the southern shores of lake Ontario and across the boarder to part of New York State, USA, you must consider the following questions and complete the task: 

1. What should you look for as you choose a good place to settle and build your village? i.e. shelter, food 

2. What will life be like for your clan and what are the roles of men, women and children?
Based on your research, you and your group will create a Prezi presentation and diorama of your village. Then you will present your research, settlement plans and diorama to the other groups

You will separate into six Iroquois groups, creating the Six Nations:

1) Senecas

2) Cayugas

3) Onondagas

4) Oneidas

5) Mohawks

6) Tuscaroras

In your group, you will create a Prezi Presentation and a Diorama.  

Presentation:

Each group will answer the following questions using the classroom ipads and computers, by clicking on the resource links below. Please write or type your answers in complete sentences. Write your responses as though you are a member of an Iroquois tribe:

1. What should you look for as you choose a good place to settle and build your village? i.e. shelter, food 

2. What will life be like for your clan and what are the roles of men, women and children?

Resources:

http://www.canadahistoryproject.ca/1500/1500-05-iroquois.html

http://www.iroquoismuseum.org/ve10.htm

http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ss5/b/basicneedsl.cfm

http://nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/northeast/iroquois/clans.html

http://nanunet.lhric.org/HighviewElementary/Grade4/IroquoisWebQeust/Iro…

http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/IroquoisVillage/villageone.html

http://www.bigorrin.org/iroquois_kids.htm

http://www.ducksters.com/history/native_american_iroquois.php

http://www.nativetech.org/clothing/regions/region5.html

http://www.peace4turtleisland.org/pages/longhouse.htm

http://www.nativetech.org/scenes/

Once you have gathered information pertaining to these questions, please watch the following video about how to create a Prezi to display your work. 

Based on your research, you and your group will create a diorama of your village. Then you will present your settlement plans and diorama to the other groups.

Diorama: 

Your diorama must include at least 3 of the following:

- Dwelling (ex. longhouse) (Here is a link for a fun game on how to make a longhouse http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/settlement/kids/092/021013-long-e.swf

- Water source (ex. stream, lake)

- Clearing

- Moat

- Firepit

- Trees/grass/greenery

- People

Diorama example: 

Please click the following link to show you how to make a diorama: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Diorama

 

Prezi Presentation Rubric

 

Category

Level 4

Level 3

Level 2

Level 1

Thoroughness

Presentation is complete, includes the answers to the questions, has images and details.

Presentation is mostly complete, includes the majority of the answers to the questions, has some images and details.

Presentation is somewhat complete, includes the some of the answers to the questions, has minimal images and details.

Presentation is not complete, includes the none of the answers to the questions, and has no images and details.

Use of Information

The information in the presentation is from the online resources provided within the WebQuest and are in the student’s own words.

The information in the presentation includes some online resources provided within the WebQuest and the information is mostly written in the student’s own words.

The information in the presentation includes minimal online resources provided within the WebQuest and the information is partially written in the student’s own words.

The information in the presentation includes no online resources and the information is not written in the student’s own words.

Clear Presentation

The Prezi is visually clear and easy to understand. The presentation is easy to follow, and students use a clear voice and project.

The Prezi is somewhat visually clear and easy to understand. The presentation is somewhat easy to follow, and students sometimes use a clear voice and project.

The Prezi is not very visually clear and easy to understand. The presentation is not very easy to follow, and students rarely use a clear voice and project.

The Prezi is not visually clear and easy to understand. The presentation is not easy to follow, and students do not use a clear voice and project.

Creative Design

The Prezi is visually appealing, with pictures, colourful slide backgrounds, and neat font.

The Prezi is somewhat visually appealing, with some pictures, colourful slide backgrounds, and neat font.

The Prezi is not very visually appealing, with very few pictures, colourful slide backgrounds, and neat font.

The Prezi is not visually appealing, with no pictures, colourful slide backgrounds, and neat font.

 

 Diorama Rubric

 

Category

Level 4

Level 3

Level 2

Level 1

Diorama Appearance

Very well done, contains all required parts.

Diorama contains most of the required elements.

Diorama contains some of the required elements.

Diorama contains few, if any, of the required elements

Accuracy

The project is an accurate display of an Iroquois village.

The project is somewhat accurate and includes most of the parts of an Iroquois village.

The project is somewhat accurate and includes some of the parts of an Iroquois village.

The project contains few, if any, of the parts of an Iroquois village.

Creativity

The project is colourful and is clearly well‐ thought‐out. It includes the required elements in a creative display.

The project is relatively well done and includes the required elements.

The project is satisfactorily done and includes some of the required elements.

The project is poorly done and looks rushed and incomplete.

Knowledge

The diorama demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the subject and the group can easily explain all of the parts.

The diorama demonstrates a good effort and the group can list the parts of their project.

The diorama demonstrates satisfactory effort and the group can list some of the parts of their project.

The diorama demonstrates very little knowledge of the Iroquois village and the group is unable to explain it.

Presentation

Excellent presentation – shared all parts of their project collaboratively.

Satisfactory presentation – shared many parts of the project.

Satisfactory presentation – rarely shared parts of the project.

Group seemed disorganized and unable to present their project. Project may be incomplete.

 

 

 

 

As a member of the Iroquois tribe through this activity, you have learned much about who they were and how they lived.  You may have noticed that the way the Iroquoise lived throughout history can be similar to the ways in which they live now and many of their ideals still apply today. Many Iroquois people still have a great reverence for their elders, the land and their spirituality. They continue to perform rituals and ceremonies, and teach their heritage to each new generation. Often, they stand by their treaties and resolve conflict using many of their traditional beliefs and customs. Hopefully, through this lesson you have gained a greater understanding and appreciation for the Iroquois culture.