Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Native American Studies/Estudios sobre los indígenas de Texas

We recently completed our study of Native American groups that lived in Texas prior to European contact. The class was divided into four groups, each of which studied a different tribe. Groups had to use the textbook and information from the internet to research what daily life was like for their tribes. They were responsible for obtaining information about the following topics: the region in which the tribe lived, shelter, clothing, food, dealings with other tribes, and any other information they thought might be of interest. The groups then used their research to create murals representing typical daily life for their tribe. Once the murals were finished, each group presented its work to the class, explaining the details in its mural while classmates took notes on each presentation. Click on any of the pictures below to view an interactive version of that mural. Move the mouse over different areas of the mural to learn more about each tribe.

Recientemente terminamos nuestros estudios sobre los indígenas que vivían en Texas antes de la llegada de los europeos. La clase se dividió en cuatro grupos, y cada uno estudió una tribu diferente. Los grupos utilizaron sus libros e información del internet para investigar la vida diaria de su tribu. Fueron responsables de encontrar información sobre los siguientes temas: la región en la que vivían, sus viviendas, su alimentación, sus relaciones con otros grupos indígenas y cualquier otro dato de interés. Después de completar sus investigaciones, los alumnos usaron la información que encontraron para crear murales representativos de la vida típica de su tribu. Luego, cada grupo presentó su mural a la clase, explicando los detalles mientras los compañeros de clase tomaban apuntes sobre cada presentación. Haz clic en cualquiera de las imágenes de abajo para ver una versión interactiva de ese mural. Mueve el mouse sobre diferentes áreas del mural para descubrir más sobre cada tribu.


  1. They all looks neat but I didn't do one untill 2010 I am in M.r Butler's block 1

  2. M.rButler are you gonna put our native amiricans posters.:)

  3. Not this year, Luigi. Instead, I posted your Animoto videos. I figured that would be something new and flashy and add some variety, instead of posting more posters that look very much like the ones that are already on the blog. Plus, I imagined that you would be prouder of the videos than the posters. :-)


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