This is a computer science lesson plan created by educators in the South Sanpete School District. Using ozobots, the lesson challenges students to draw a map from their house to the school using color codes to show speed and cool moves. The lesson is designed for third grade and includes modifications for grades 1-5.
Sing a Northwestern Shoshone song.
Write a narrative story about an experience in nature.
Create music compositions patterned after the song.
This lesson is written in partnership with and approved by the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation Cultural Specialist, Patty Timbimboo-Madsen and Paula Watkins, library consultant to the tribal nation. Before teaching this lesson, please explain to your students that there are many Indigenous tribes in Seal for the Northwestern Shoshonethe United States and that this lesson specifically focuses on a song of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation and does not represent other Native American groups. It is the hope of the Northwestern Shoshone that other native tribes will respect their choice to share this aspect of their culture.
Activity: Students will watch a PBS-sponsored and illustrated video of Hawaiian storyteller Kealoha Kelekolio chronicling the creation story of the Hawaiian island chain. After seeing an example of Pacific storytelling, each student will chronicle their family creation story (or another event of equal importance), emphasizing events of significance or providing an illustration of their family. Students will then share their stories within groups or as a class to experience storytelling as a traditional skill.Purpose: Students will participate in the difficult storytelling process that Pacific Islander communities use to pass along their histories.
This is a lesson plan to have students write a narrative story about a time they were injured. They will then create a digital story from that paper using Adobe Spark. They will have five slides, five voice overs, and music to the slides.