After this, students began reading about the Abenaki, highlighting interesting facts, and recording facts. They had several jobs to do with these texts. They needed to collect facts, which they used to create posters or Keynote presentations. They also chose one area of study. Each student worked on some sort of a performance task to demonstrate their findings. We had hand-made transportation equipment, 3-D topographic maps, large-scale drawn maps, clothing made for dolls, model wigwams, and the list goes on!
This was such a great unit!
As an additional reading piece, students listened to and read many Abenaki and Pourquoi folktales. Each student then wrote their own Pourquoi folktale.
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