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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. 
Remix of:
Coyote and Frog Race
Dance, Literature, Elementary English Language Arts, History, Health Education, Social Studies
Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School
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Homework/Assignment, Lesson Plan, Reading
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Jordan Cimenski on Jun 12, 04:53pm

Interesting story and clear lesson plan. Would be easy to follow their lesson plan and walk through it with students as an activity.



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