Native Americans Webquest

Introduction

Many Native American tribes live in North America. We've studied the history of the Cherokee tribe, but what do you know about others? 

In this WebQuest, you will learn about the history and culture of four other tribes. In groups, you will be responsible for a specific tribe: find information about them, fill out the table you can see on the board, and use your findings to record a 3-minute presentation about your tribe. 

Task

You will work in pairs to find information on the tribe that was assigned to you. Here are the links you can use for your research: 

 

A - The Apache 

Use this link to find out how to pronounce the word "Apache": https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Apache

This video is a short introduction to the history of the Apache tribe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7Y2dlBMecs

On these websites, you will find more information on the history and culture of the Apache tribe: 

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

http://www.native-languages.org/apache_culture.htm

This video will tell you about the history of Geronimo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JukBVfMe3GM

 

B - The Lakota Sioux

Use this link to find out how to pronounce the word "Sioux": https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sioux

This video is a short introduction to the history of the Lakota Sioux: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNGyNXjAlE8

On these websites, you will find more information on the history and culture of the Sioux: 

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

http://www.native-languages.org/sioux-legends.htm

This video will tell you about the history of Sitting Bull: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWrF7y1rd_4

 

C - The Navajo 

Use this link to find out how to pronounce the word "Navajo": https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Navajo

In this video, Lorenda Long will tell you about the history of her people, the Navajo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbfDLyCHsQM 

  • Start of the video to 1:20: the Navajo's land 
  • 1:20-1:43: the Navajo's government 
  • 1:43-2:20: some Navajo traditions 
  • 2:20-3:17: the "Long Walk" episode
  • 3:18-4:30: the role of Navajo soldiers during World War II

On these websites, you will find more information on the history and culture of the Navajo: 

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

https://www.navajo-nsn.gov/history.htm

 

D - The Inuit 

Use this link to find out how to pronounce the word "Inuit": https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Inuit

In this video, you will learn about the history and lifestyle of the Inuit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA9a2NMBies

On these websites, you will find more information about the history and culture of the Inuit: 

https://www.windows2universe.org/?page=/earth/polar/inuit_culture.html

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/inuit

Process

Once you have the required information, prepare notes to structure your presentation and record it. Don't forget to use the right tenses in your presentation. 

You should cover all the categories from the table that you can see on the board. 

Make sure both of you speak the same amount of time in the recording. 

You should use around one hour to explore the resources and find information, around 35 minutes to structure your notes and prepare your presentation, and the remaining 15 minutes to record your presentation (this will give you time to record again in case there is a problem). 

Conclusion

I hope you had fun learning about another Native American tribe! Great job everyone! 

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