Lesson Plans

Communicating Change

Students will describe the impact the Sequoyah's Syllabary had on the Cherokee people. Students will apply the concept of change to another important invention in the realm of communication.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
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The Message in Myths

Students will learn about Cherokee myths and compare and contrast verbal and written communication methods.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
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Touching Sky: Through Tradition and Words

Students will describe the role of Mohawk Ironworkers. Students will create poems to demonstrate perspective of the Mohawk Ironworkers.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subject: Language Arts
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Building America

Students will describe the Empire State Building and how Native Americans contributed to its construction. Students will research iconic American buildings and present their learning in a creative way.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
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Courageous Builders

Students will define and give examples of courageousness. Students will describe the job of an ironworker and the related challenges.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
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I Am Steel

Students will analyze the movement of Americans and the Mohawk ironworkers from rural to urban areas for job opportunities. Students will write a script and present a monologue from the perspective of the Kahnawake Mohawk and Mohawk Akwesasne ironworker on the construction site.
Grades: 7th, 8th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology, Drama
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Lights! Camera! Hospitality!

Using media to convey interactions between Native Americans and Lewis and Clark.
Grades: 7th, 8th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology, Economics
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Encountering Hospitality

Examining interactions between Lewis and Clark and Native Americans.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology, Art
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Welcome to the Neighborhood

Comparing past and present and showing hospitality.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
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Helping Hands

Exploring hospitality, helpfulness, and healthful foods
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Dollar