Students will explore the culture of Indian people in the Americas. The focus is on dance, drums and sports.Students will learn the term indigenous and then explore how indigenous people share similar cultural traditions, including drumming and dancing.
Students will view video of the Shinnecock Pow-wow and be able to recognize the differences and similarities in the cultures.Students will also discover the origins of lacrosse and answer the questions.
"How has the game of lacrosse changed over time?" and "Why are sports and games important to Tribal communities?Students will read books and news articles about lacrosse. This lesson can also be adapted for the 4th grade research project.