Students will take the knowledge of what they have learned about Native American dwellings to create a miniature scale model of the home that this Native family might have lived in.
Art Standard Addressed-Subject Integration: Social Studies
#2 Organize and develop artistic ideas and work
#3 Refine and complete artistic work
#6 Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work
Gather materials you would find in nature that would have been used for shelter during this time.
Computers may be used to google photos of different dwellings during this time period if needed.
Students will look at the photo of this Native American family and use their knowledge of Native American dwellings to create a dwelling for them. Students may use computers or ipads to research Native Americans during this time.
Once students have research complete, they will need to collect materials for this project. Keep in mind that this was a different time where there was no Home Depot or Lowe’s store to go buy materials. Where would they find what they needed for a shelter? What would they use to keep things together? What materials might they have used?
Construct your dwelling to fit the size of your student desk.
Present your dwelling to the class. What materials did you choose to use and why? What climate does your Native American family live in?
Students will be assessed using a rubric they helped to create based on following directions, work completion, and creativity.