UEN Security Office
Technical Services Support Center (TSSC)
Eccles Broadcast Center
101 Wasatch Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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5 class periods of 45 minutes each
Each group of Native Americans in Utah is unique to its time and different in culture. Begining with the Archaic culture this unit will research the Paleo, Anasazi, Fremont, Navajo, Shoshone, Ute, Paiute, and Goshute. All of these cultures can teach us about the uniqueness of our State.
A. Research question list: (Step Lesson Plan Step 1) B. Reference books. C. List of Internet sources (See Lesson Plan Step 2).
All school library media collections are not created equal and will have differing quantities and qualities of sources available. Check with the library media personell BEFORE beginning this to be certain there are sources available for the students to use.
Students will research the basic cultural information available on the various Native American Cultures of Utah. Including: Historical time, shelters, weapons, tools, foods and methods of obtaining foods,
Organize the class into 9 groups Discuss the common needs of different cultures: Food, shelter, clothing, etc. Tell students they will be researching to find out how different groups have solved the problems of filling their needs. Pass out assignment sheets with research questions. Gather some research sources for all groups. Allow time for them to begin research on their group. Review the following research question list to be used when collecting information on a particular Indian tribe.
Dioramas of cultural group. Models of tools, weapons or other artifacts.
The best assessment would be analysis of the information located giving points for each fact they found from the list. Extra points would be available from efforts beyond the basic answers.