are they and where do they come from?
Georgia Performance Standard
SS4H1 The student will
describe how early Native American cultures developed in North America.
a. Locate where the American
Indians settled with emphasis on Artic (Inuit), Morthwest (Kwakuitl),
Plateau (Nez Perce), Southwest (Hopi), Plains (Pawenee), and
b. Describe how the
American Indians used their environment to obtain food, clothing, and
The students will learn how people
survived without the niceties that we have today. They will
learn the history of our country and where it started.
Table of contents
1. Hopi's religion
2. Kachina Dolls
3. Hopi Legends
4. Hopi Agriculture
5. Extra Websites
6. Software Reviews
7. Link Table
1. The Students will explore the
websites above and discuss what they have learned about the Hopi
Indians and their religion.
2. PLO: the student will be
able to discuss the Hopi Indians and their religion. They will
know what the
Kachina Dolls represent.
This will be done using the websites above. The student will then
write an essay discussing the Hopi Indians and their religion.
computer with internet access
4. Procedure: The
students will look at the above websites and use the encyclopedia to
research teh Hopi Indian Tribe. They will then write an
essay discussing the Hopi Indians Kachina dolls and how they relate to
their religion. They will also discuss some of their
beliefs. I want them to tell me what the Hopi's believe happens
when they die, whether or no they have churches, and what the Kachina
Dolls are used for.
pencil/blue or black pen
5. Product: The information the
children gather will be used to write their essay. This will also
lead them into the next lesson.
Kachina Doll Craft. This
activity will have
the students make a doll that represents the dolls that were handcarved
by the Hopi's. This
Doll represents a spirit of life.
2. PLO: The students
learn about the religion of the Hopi Indians and this will allow
to make a doll that they used to represent a spirit of life they held
3. This is a website that has the
instructions for the Kachina Doll.
- A computer with internet
- A toilet paper or other
- Hot glue (and paper glue if
you're using construction paper for the clothing)
- A styrofoam ball or a
ping-pong ball (or other object for the doll's head, like clay or a
- Tempera paint, acrylic paint
- Paint Brushes
- Scraps of construction paper,
felt and/or fabric
- Feathers, beads, buttons,
shells, ribbons, and other decorative objects
- Thick cardboard, cut from a
sturdy box (for the doll's base)
: The students have explored a website about religion. They
have researched the Hopi Indians and their religion on the internet and
doll represents a spirit in the Hopi Indians religion. I want you
write an essay explaining why you chose the doll you chose and explain
what it meant to the Hopi Indians.
Legends of the Hopi Indians
1. Legends of the
Hopi's. I will have the students read the legends of the Hopi's
and write about a legened they have been told or make up one of their
2. PLO: The students will read legends from the Hopi Indian
tribe and our culture and compare and contrast the legends.
4. Procedures: The
students will read the legends. Once they have read the legends
they will write about the legends of the Hopi's and the American
culture. They also have the option to write a legend of their
own. The studnets should familarize themselves with the reason(s)
with internet access
- Pencil/blue or
- Book(s) about
5. Product: The product the
student creates will be an essay comparing and contrasting the legend
in the two cultures or they will write a legend themselves.