Lesson #3 Tribes of Wisconsin
Lesson #4 Menominee Forestry Practices
Menominee Tribal Enterprises
Menominee Origin and Community Resources Unit
This unit consists of the Origin of the Menominee from various sources as well as lessons attached that discuss the Menominee Clan system including links to research sub-clans, mini-language lessons, the exploration of the 12 Tribes of Wisconsin and a highlight of the Menominee Forestry Practices including a Lesson on the Menominee Tribal Enterprises.
Menominee Origin and Extended Community Resources Unit
The Unit Introduction is the first lesson and all other lessons are attached above.
WISELearn Grant 2022 Unit Overview
|Title: Menominee Tribe Origin Story||Author: Elizabeth Wanetan|
|Subject(s): Social Studies|
|Grade Level(s): 1st, & 2nd||Total Time: 45 minutes|
Overview / Description:
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Origin Story and Menominee Main Clan System
After completing this activity, students should be able to . . share the main points of the Menominee Origin story,.name the 5 main clans of the Menominee Nation and be able to verbally state 4 out of 5 Menominee Clans in Menominee Language.
Workplace Readiness Skill:
|X||Attitude and Initiative||Planning and Organization|
Content Standards: WI.SS.PS1.a.1 Describe symbols, songs, and traditions that identify our state and country. Assess the importance of rules and laws at home, in school, and in the community.
Materials: Smartboard/Smart TV , Origin Story of the Menominee People https://www4.uwsp.edu/museum/menomineeClans/origin/
Learning Activities: T, WG, SM, I
WHO (T=Teacher Focus Lesson; WG=Whole Group\; SM=Small Group; I=Independent)
|Learning Activity Task||WHO is responsiblefor this step?||Approximate timefor task|
|Play YouTube Video of Menominee Origin StoryThe Creation Story of the Menominee Nation||Teacher||5-7 minutes|
|Discussion and Recap of Origin Story w/Students||Teacher||10 Minutes|
|Group students in partners, have them study the Pictures and names of the Menominee Clans||Teacher||10 minutes|
|Return to whole group and as a group ; show the Google Doc and ask if the students can name the 5 main-clans of the Menominee Nation||Teacher/Students||15 minutes|
Assessment: Observation after the partner share. Come back as a large group and ask if he/she can name the Clan System. Check for understanding or any questions that may come up from the students.
Wrap-Up: Bring students back together and ask them to name the 5 Main Clans of the Menominee Nation. Show the Google Doc and discuss, ask students if they can name 4 of the 5 without looking at the board.
Extension Activity : Give some of the characteristics of each animal and where the animal lives and what it eats for survival.
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