Health Education - 4th Grade
Strand 1: HEALTH FOUNDATIONS AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS OF HEALTHY SELF (HF) Standard 4.HF.4:
1 class periods of 45 minutes each
Students will read and discuss the Uintah/Ouray Ute tale of "Why the Buzzard Is a Loner."
This is not a seasonal story, which means the story can be told anytime during the year. For more information about the Uintah/Ouray Ute Nation, see http://www.utetribe.com.
Students will need to know the feeding habits of buzzards as scavengers who eat carcasses.
Students need to understand that part of a healthy lifestyle includes relationships with friends and associates.
Student will be selective about nutritional choices and hygienic habits.
Student will be familiar with the importance of relationships.
Students can read in pairs or small groups or can listen to an audio CD.
Students could retell the story through a puppet show.
Have students identify the hummingbird, magpie, bluebird, and buzzard by finding pictures using the encyclopedia, the Internet, or bird books.
Students in groups of four will discuss and identify the lesson/moral of the story and present their conclusion to the whole group.
Audio recording as retold by Tribal Cultural Consultant, Gloria Thompson