salish native americans

Grade 3 - Gathering

Salish Environment and Culture

Understanding how geographic location and environment influence Native American cultures.

Questioning

Look at this picture of the Salish people. How did the environment determine how these Native Americans lived?

Planning

Open a Word document to record your ideas in a bullted list. Click on the link to see the picture of the Salish people - http://www.civilization.ca/aborig/nwca/nwcam19e.html

Gathering

Look carefully at the picture. Use Word to keep a list of your observations.

Sifting/Sorting

 

Synthesizing

Evaluating

Reporting

Save your list of observations. Share what you learned with your classmates.

Notes

Extension ideas:

  • Learn to sort and sift the ideas (grouping ideas according to categories that the kids brainstorm). Copy/paste to group ideas in Word.
  • Send the bulleted information to PowerPoint (File\Send To\Microsoft PowerPoint)

Look at a picture of another Native American group. Gather similar information. Create a table in Word to compare/contrast information about two Native American cultures.

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