1. Topic-
Native American Indians of the Northwest Culture.
2. Content-
Native American History and Social Studies.
Navajo Indian.
Music and Legend of these Native American Indians.Music was considered sacred and powerful and is still kept alive within the tribes today.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.This unit and the activities will motivate the student and to make learning fun and interesting,while using listening skills and expressive elements with making their own musical instrument.
2.Students will be exposed to the Northwest Native American Indian Culture through legends and Music of these Indians.
3.Students will build upon background knowledge and develop an interest in learning about the Native American Indian.
4. Objectives-
1.The students will describe what life may have been like for the Native Americans of the Northwest region
2.Students will organize and create a Native American legend in their own words.
3.Students will create a Native American Musical instrument of their own.
5. Materials and Aids-
Paper & writing utensils for students.Crayons, Markers and colored construction paper.Beads, colored feathers and string.
Music CD player and Music CD of American Indian songs.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Teacher asks for ways we can learn about a culture, after the students have listened to a Native American Indian song.
2.Teacher write students responses on the board.
3.Teacher will tell the students that they will be studying and learning about Native American Indians of the Pacific Northwest.
4.Teacher tells the students they will be learning about their culture through the Native American Indian culture of legends and music.
5. Teacher will explain two different types of instruments the American Indians used and will explain that the students will make their own Native American Instrument.
6.Students will develop and build their own Native American Indian legend using some of the vocabulary words for this unit.

B. Development-

1.Each student should be able to have listening skills and exercise self control.
2.Each student is to expand somewhat on their own creativity while making their own American Indian musical instrument and legend.
3.Each student will know how to participate in group activities and be able to use materials appropriately.

C. Practice-

1.Native American Indian Music will be playing at the start of class.
2.Teacher will ask the students what kind of music is this and what culture does this sound from.
3.Teacher will ask the students "What way can we learn about the American Indian?"
4. Teacher will write all the ways on blackboard, all the children ideas and suggestions.
5.Teacher will explain that we will study the American Indian by looking at their music and what some songs are used in, A)what kind of music,B)What is the meaning of different types of music and C) What are some of the ceremonies for the music.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Students will decide on two options of making American Indian instruments.
2.Each student will work on the crafts of making their own instrument, asking for help and guidance when needed and to follow teacher's directions.
3. Students will write out their own legend from the examples of hearing about other American Indian culture and drawing from their own imagination and creativity.There is no right or wrong way of doing their own legend.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.There will be one day used for discovering and learning, to classroom discussion.About an 60 minute time period.
2.The second day will be used for crafting their own instrument and questions from previous day discussion.60 minute time frame.
3.The third day will be discussion on the American Indian legends and what will be required and expected to write and create their own. 60 minute time frame.
4.The fourth day on American Indian culture, the children will start writing out their own personal culture legend, and finishing up on the musical instrument crafts.
5.The last day will be a American Indian ceremony where each student will show his or her musical instrument and a chance to share their legend.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Quiz openly using popcorn method (jumping form student to student in a group discussion) what the American Indian culture was like and compare it to our culture, for example our wedding ceremonies and their ceremonies.
2.Discuss what was the legends and music used for, and how do we use legends and music in our lives now.

G. Closure-

1.Offer the whole class to participate in playing all of their instruments together as a ceremony.
2.Teacher will hang up a large piece of butcher paper and ask the student what all they learned from their American Indian culture series.
3. ALl the students will draw or write what they like best about this culture and the teacher will display this out in the school hallway for show and tell, so that other students can enjoy what your class has learned.
7. Evaluation-
1.Students will be able to restate what they have learned and explain what their instrument is and what it is used for in the American Indian Culture.
2. Students will be able to express their own individual creativity based on what they learned through the Native American legend culture.
3. Students will be able to explain this to the rest of the class and participate in group discussions.

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