American Indians and their Environment

People could take a page in ingenuity and survival from the Powhatans. Deer skins became clothes, and the members of the Native American group farmed the rich Virginia soil and hunted in its forests for food. Using images of artifacts and renderings of Native American life, learners consider how the geographical surroundings impacted the Powhatan way of life.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use included discussion questions and images to evaluate how natural resources influenced Native American culture
  • Develop similar activities for other indigenous groups
Classroom Considerations
  • While the activity uses the FlipChart program, it is not required for the lesson
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Images are stimulating and age-appropriate
  • Warm-up questions make learning relatable for 21st century pupils
Cons
  • Some links in the lesson, including a YouTube video, do not exist or do not work