From OpenContent Curriculum
Back to the SS_3-5_Content_Global page
Explain the progression from nomadic to agrarian societies.
Feel free to edit the standard as you see fit. Use the discussion or Talk page to explain your reasons for changes.
- The definition of the term indigenous
ABLE TO DO
- Describe the cultures of 4 different indigenous groups from around the world
Indigenous Australians & New Zealanders:
Movie: Whale Rider- Very good examples of Maori culture. Also shows cultural change.
Indigineous Australian Dance One minute video of native Australian dance in traditional clothes.
Australian Didgeridoo Traditional native instrument
Indigenous Africans- San
San "Click Language" Excellent footage illustrating the click sounds of the San Language
San Persistence Hunt Students can outline the process of a San Persistence Hunt and compare it to the Inupiaq/Yupik way of hunting.
Indigenous Africans- Burkina Faso
Painted Walls Lesson Plan from Project ARTiculate. Students explore painted houses in Burkina Faso and create a narrative wall with traditional and personal symbols.
Gobi Desert Nice shots of Gobi Desert Landscapes. Narration is humorous and could be used as an introduction to sarcasm.
Ger Cafe Traditional Mongolian food and shelter.
Mongolian Horse Racing National Geographic video. Click on the "Videos Link" from the top of the page under the Mongolia heading.
PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES:
For Indigenous Peoples, my class did research on a culture we wanted to do research on. We took notes, and after we were done taking those notes we each made a poster of the culture. In the poster was the Language they spoke, the art, the customs, and the clothing in that culture. I did research on the Nagas who live in Asia. We also talked about the migration of the people. There was a theory of Asia to America we viewed. We were also given a map of the world so that we could draw arrows of the migrations during a period of years.
In conjunction with G.14 (elements of culture), students break into 4 different groups and select one indigenous culture to study. Each group should make sure they include the name of the indigenous culture they picked, what language the people spoke, where the people lived, if the people created art (and if so,what form), how the people dressed, any religious beliefs, traditions, or cultural elements. Each group can choose to present their information to the class in a power point presentation, poster, video or claymation.