PRIMARY ELEMENTARY | PERFORMING ARTS & SOCIAL STUDIES
Help a Sister Out
Students will explore Native American culture and planting techniques, then compare and contrast planting techniques then and now.
Concepts: Culture, Native American History, Plants
- How did the Creek and Cherokee use the natural resources of the land where they lived?
- How does the culture of the Creek and Cherokee compare to our local culture?
- How can we provide or protect what plants need to thrive and grow?
- SS2H2a. Students will describe the region in Georgia where the Creek and Cherokee lived and how the people used their local resources.
- SS2H2b. Students will compare and contrast the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past to Georgians today.
- S1L1a. Students will identify the basic needs of a plant: air, water, light, nutrients.
- (see Square Foot Garden lesson plans)
- Facts about Native American tribes
- Additional Resources on growing Three Sisters Gardens
- Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots (pages 120 – 127) by Sharon Lovejoy
- In the Three Sisters Garden: Native American Stories and Seasonal Activities for the Curious Child by JoAnne Dennee