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Coyote Loses His Eyes
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According to Goshute and Ute tradition, Coyote tales should only be told during the winter time. The tribes ask that the teacher use this lesson and story in the winter months. This lesson utilizes the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute (CTGR) tale, “Coyote Loses His Eyes” and the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (UIT) tale, “The Eye Juggler Coyote” to enhance comprehension skills and provide an introduction to comparing and contrasting plot, characters, theme and setting. The students will also be introduced to similarities and differences between the two tribes. Lastly, students will write a response summarizing using compare and contrast key words.Native peoples tell stories about Coyote and other animals to their children. Based on Coyote’s mistakes, the elders teach children about proper behavior and positive attitudes. The lessons taught help children to avoid making the same mistakes as Coyote and suffering the consequences in their own lives. 

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Dance
Elementary English Language Arts
Health Education
History
Literature
Social Studies
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Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
Brenda Beyal
Lorna Loy
Date Added:
03/22/2022
Coyote and Duck: A Paiute Tale
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Coyote tales are part of the Paiute oral tradition used to teach proper behavior and values from an early age. These stories are only told during the winter time. The Coyote illustrates the mischievous nature in all of us. This lesson the Paiute tale, Coyote and Duck to enhance comprehension and prediction skills of students. It also helps students become familiar with cultural storytelling and its importance in Native cultures. Students will have a brief introduction to the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (PITU) and its location in Utah. The lesson includes a discussion about Native American regalia and explicitly addresses stereotypes. 

Subject:
Dance
Elementary English Language Arts
English Language Arts
History
Literature
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
Lorna Loy
Brenda Beyal
Date Added:
03/23/2022
Creating Poetry Using a Traditional Shoshone Tale
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"How Wood Tick Became Flat" is a tale from the Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation. This tale helps students become familiar with cultural storytelling and its importance in Native cultures. Students will have a brief introduction to the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation and thier location in Utah. This lesson include an experience eliciting discussion and literacy activities. Students will create a diamante poem using a Native American tale. 

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lorna Loy
Brenda Beyal
Date Added:
03/23/2022
How Badger, Skunk and Sage Hen Were Marked
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According to Paiute legend, the hawk and the coyote were not always animals as we see them now. Long ago, they were people, like you and me. The hawk was known as Kuhsawv, and the coyote was known as Soonungwuv. Coyote tales are part of the Paiute oral tradition used to teach proper behavio, natural phenomenon and values from an early age. These stories are only told during the winter time. The Coyote illustrates the mischievous nature in all of us. Students will listen to a Paiute tale and learn about folktales. They will also be introduced to the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, the location and how tribal members are working to preserve their language and culture. Students will also learn about how external structures and adaptations of animals help them to survive in their environment through a group activity. 

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Arts and Humanities
Elementary English Language Arts
Literature
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lorna Loy
Brenda Beyal
Date Added:
03/23/2022
Why the North Star Stands Still: A Paiute Tale
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In this lesson, students will learn about the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah through a slide show presentation that helps students learn more about traditional vs. current ways of living, learning and governing. Each of these short descriptions help students to better understand that the Paiute people continue to thrive in Utah.Students will also listen to a Paiute Tale which is part of the Native American Indian Literacy Project and be able to use the book as an English Language Arts comprehension activity. The extensions and additional resources help the teacher to be aware of other ways that students can engage.  

Subject:
Elementary English Language Arts
History
Literature
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lorna Loy
Brenda Beyal
Date Added:
03/23/2022