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

Acting Out the Planting of the Three Sisters

Acting Out the Planting of the Three Sisters

Acting Out the Legend of the Three Sisters

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