Your task is to design Mattel’s new Native American Action Figure Play Sets. Your group may choose to design an Artic, Northwestern, Plateau, Southwestern, Plains, or Southeastern Native American Play Set.
You will need to draw an illustration of your Native American Play Set and write a description of your play set. Your description should include information about the food, clothing, and shelter of the Native Americans chosen by your group.
You will navigate through some websites where you will collect information you will need for your play set to accurately represent the Native Americans chosen by your group.
Use the graphic organizer to organize the information you find about the food, clothing, and shelter of the Native Americans your group has chosen.
Each group will choose one Native American tribe to study.
Within the groups, each student will choose to research the dress, shelter, or food of their chosen tribe.
Students will use the websites presented in the Native American webquest as sources for their research.
As students research their topics, they should consider answering the “Questions to Guide Students”. Once the research is complete, students will share the information with their group members and begin the process of designing the Native American play set.
Each student will be responsible for designing their Native American aspect using an illustration.
Illustrations will be done on construction paper using markers, crayons, colored paper and pencil.
A short paragraph about each aspect of Native American life will be displayed with the illustration.
Process Questions to Guide Students FOOD SHELTER DRESS What kinds of food did they eat? How big were the shelters? What were their clothes made of? Who hunted for the food? What were their shelters made of? Who made the clothes? What kinds of weapons did they use to kill their food? Who built the shelters? Did they have shoes? How did they cook their food? What happened to the shelters when the villages moved? Why were their clothes decorated? Did they lack food at certain times of the year? How did they keep warm in their shelters in the wintertime? What did the different headdresses stand for? How did they store their food? Did they cook in their shelters? How did they keep warm in the winter? Did they share their food? Who lived in the shelters? What did the children wear?
Evaluation 4 3 2 1 Quality of Information All aspects (food, clothing and shelter) are addressed and each aspect is described with at least 2 sentences. All aspects are addressed and most aspects are described with at least 2 sentences. All aspects are addressed and most aspects are described with 1 sentence. One or more aspects were not addressed. Illustration Illustration is neat and accurate and includes two or more figures. Illustration is accurate and includes two or more figures. Illustration is neat and accurate and includes one figure. Illustration is not accurate. Grammar and Spelling There are no spelling or grammar errors in the project. There are 1-2 spelling or grammar errors in the project. There are 3 spelling or grammar errors in the project. There are more than 3 grammar or spelling errors in the project. Originality The group has created a playset that is visually appealing and will be fun to play with. It demonstrates a great deal of originality. The group has created a playset that is appealing and will be fun to play with. It shows original thought. The group has created a playset that meets all the requirements of the assignment. The playset does not meet all the requirements of the assignment