After looking at maps and realizing how many people were already here in the “new world” each student was assigned a tribe to read about, do research on and report about their customs, homes, food and more. Students were also given picture of Native Americans in different situations and used VTS (visual thinking strategy) to figure out what was going on in each photo. Then we would read a short story about the picture and discuss their ideas on the topic. At the end of this unit, students have read parts of the book If You Lived During Colonial Times.
In pairs, students have read some of the questions and summarized what they read. Then then added pictures to their summary and shared in class.