COLLECTION

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

Essential Questions

  • 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?

Standards Addressed

Focus
  • 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.
Review
  • S1L1a. Students will identify the basic needs of a plant: air, water, light, nutrients.
  • (see Square Foot Garden lesson plans)

Explorations in this Collection

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Acting Out the Planting of the Three Sisters

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Acting Out the Legend of the Three Sisters

Recommended Resources

Online

Educators

  • 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