This lesson includes some video interviews of South Carolina's Native American citizens and the life experiences they've encountered, in terms of:
-schooling (There were very few opportunities back in the 1930's -1950's, as compared to white citizens, & schools that did exist for Native Americans were seriously underfunded. In fact, the state of SC did not support Native American schools with any tax money.)
-fewer employment opportunities for indigenous peoples than white citizens
-regular instances of racism,in the areas of schooling and employment, based upon skin color, economic status, and tribal customs.
Also in this lesson, inspect ancient drawings of ancient Native Americans of SC... these are sketches from an explorer in the 16th century, and are interesting to examine, as they show us their ancient methods of housing, cooking, fishing with spears and nets, etc.
The use of the term INDIGENOUS PEOPLES has also been used to identify people with Native American heritage ( also the term "Indian" has been widely used) , as they were the FIRST KNOWN PEOPLE to inhabit South Carolina, as well as most other areas of North America, along with the land mass now known as Mexico, and the area now known as Canada.
What is the history of the FIRST PEOPLE to inhabit South Carolina? Which groups (tribes) lived in different regions of the state, and how did their lifestyles vary? What are the challenges they faced as white settlers moved in from other countries? How did we benefit from what they had already learned about this land?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
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-a dedicated notebook section
- your desired art supplies: markers, paints & brushes, sketching charcoal pencils , drawing paper, scissors
CRAFT SUPPLIES for a "dreamcatcher project"
-small gauge burlap thread
- a 1 ' x 1' piece of sturdy cardboard
-any beads from an old discarded necklace that are usable
-a seashell with a hole in it , or nutshell with a hole in it
-a few bird feathers, either found on the ground, or purchased from a crafts shop
SUPPLIES for a "talking stick" project
-a stick that is not "crumbling" or breaking apart; STURDY...approximately 2 ' long
-bells, beads, trinkets from broken jewelry/ whatever appeals to you, but is not breakable, as the TALKING STICK is meant to be "passed around the circle" & will be held by several or many people
SUPPLIES for "SKIN TONE PORTRAITS" project
-1 sheet green or blue poster board ( to be used as background)
-paint sample chips from a paint store/ hardware store that sells paint / Walmart / etc. (gather several shades of white, black, brown, tan, yellow, red, reddish brown
-glue stick and scissors
- 1-1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of how families interact with their environment both locally and globally.
- People interact not only with each other and but also with the environment. To demonstrate an understanding of the connections between people and the environment, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:
- 3-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the exploration and settlement of South Carolina.
- 2-4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of cultural contributions made by people from the various regions in the United States.
- Diverse cultures have contributed to our nation’s heritage. To understand cultural differences and appreciate diverse ideals and values within his or her community, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following ind...