Absolutely True Daily Life of a Student Reading about a Part-Time Indian

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Here is an example of the visual project:

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I went with the Food aspect of daily life. This is called the 3 Sister Soup because it contains the 3 sister vegetables: corn, beans and squash (pumpkin). Native Americans planted these vegetables together that's how they got their name as "sisters." Also they were staples in Indian cooking. In the book Junior says that he does not usually eat. However, this is something his ancestors would have prepared.


I would use this project for an 11thgrade class. The themes in the book are more suitable for older readers.

The Standards this project fulfills are:

CC.1.2.11-12.D: Evaluate how an author’s point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

CC.1.2.11-12.G: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g. visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

CC.1.4.11-12.D: Organize complex ideas, concepts, and information so that each new element builds on that which precedes it to create whole; use appropriate and varied transitions and syntax to link the major sections of the text; provide a concluding statement or section that supports the information presented; include formatting when useful to aiding comprehension.

CC.1.4.11-12.S: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research, applying grade level reading standards for literature and literary non-fiction.

CC.1.4.11-12.V: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

CC.1.4.11-12.W: Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.

CC.1.5.11-12.D: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective; organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

CC.1.5.11-12.F: Make strategic use of digital media in presentations to add interest and enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence.