Yesterday all of the 4th graders presented their Indiana Native American Tribes project. Students chose a tribe from a list of tribes that live or lived in Indiana. They spent time researching their tribe, and on the project due date, students gave a 1-2 minute speech, shared a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting their tribe with another tribe from the list, and finally brought in one of three project choices.
Students could choose from a food their tribe would have eaten:
(We had different types of bread, melon, different corn/bean/squash mixtures, and different types of venison!)
Students could also choose to make an example of clothing their tribe would have worn:
(“Miss Renzelmann! Did you know that the Indians ONLY wore this! And nothing else!!”)
The final choice was to create a dwelling their tribe would have lived in:
(Lots of wigwam love in these projects.)
The students did a GREAT job with these projects!! Dwellings will be on display in the library until Christmas break, if you want to get a closer look.