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Lone Dog's Winter Count: Keeping History Alive
What is oral tradition, and what unique tool did the Native Americans of the Northern Great Plains use to help them remember their complex histories? Through pictograph analysis, discussion, research, and an engaging hands-on activity, young historians discover the process the Nakota people used to design their winter counts to chronicle their history.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 40 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Image Keys for Pictographs
Play this clip for your 1st or 2nd graders and they'll have no problem understanding how to read a pictograph. This clip is easy to follow and fully explains what an image key is and how it is used to read a pictograph. Great classroom tool!
3 mins K - 2nd Math 3 Views 1 Download
Creating Stories Using Pictographs
Fourth graders research pictograph stories written by Native Americans. They investigate the history behind pictographs, and look through a reference book identifying the different pictures. The teacher then create their own individual pictograph story, and transfer it onto a clay pot.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Plains Indians Pictographs
Students explore methods of written communication. In this Plains Indian lesson, students create pictographs representing everyday modern life after observing the pictographs used by the Plains Indians. Pictograph stories are written on wrinkled brown paper (buffalo hide) for display.
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 46 Downloads
Students create pictographs by collecting data and using pictures to represent the data. They practice reading the pictographs and create a pictograph using a spreadsheet. A rubric is included in the activity to help with the assessment portion.
4th - 8th Technology & Engineering 4 Views 18 Downloads
Pictograph Stone Carving
Students examine pictures of pictograph writing by Native American tribes, and discuss why this method of communication was used. They create their own messages with symbols and drawings on pieces of Styrofoam to simulate rock carvings.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Plains Indians and Pictographs
Eighth graders investigate how pictographs are different from drawings. They examine how pictographs were relevant to Native Americans of the Plains region before making original personal pictographs that tell a story. They make pictographs using brown bags that simulate leather.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Creating Stories Using Pictographs
Students participate in diverse cultural activities that lead them to a better understanding of Native American people. They use pictographs to write a story, imagining themselves as tribal members. Students transfer their story to a clay pot using black marker.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Creating and Reading a Pictograph
Second graders examine how data can be transferred into pictures on a pictograph. They analyze data on a graph about chewing gum, and create a pictograph that illustrates data about their preferences for the taste of bubble gum. Students conduct a taste test of five kinds of bubble gum and graph the results using a pictograph.
2nd Math 11 Views 26 Downloads
Lucky Charms Pictograph
Third graders create pictographs using a breakfast cereal. This fun, hands-on instructional activity allows students to use Lucky Charms cereal to create a pictograph. When the instructional activity is through, 3rd graders get to eat their Lucky Charms marshmallows.
3rd Math 3 Views 22 Downloads
Fourth graders investigate the concept of using pictographs as rock art. They examine the discoveries of art made within caves in order to comprehend the culture that painted them. Students write creative stories about the images and create a class book.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Nine Examples for Tables, Pictographs, Mean. Median, and Mode
In this graphical representation of data and measures of central tendency instructional activity, students calculate mean, median, and mode and answer questions related to graphs, tables, and pictographs.
7th - 10th Math 8 Views 99 Downloads
Bar Graphs and Pictographs
How are bar graphs and pictographs different? As you begin this concept, use these simple graphs to help get learners started with data analysis styles. There is one bar graph and one pictograph, each accompanied by four or five comprehension questions (nine in total).
2nd - 3rd Math 73 Views 190 Downloads CCSS: Designed
You Scream, I Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!
Investigate pictographs in this math graphing lesson. Young learners color and cut out an ice cream cone that represents their favorite flavor. Learners add their cone to the appropriate area on the pictograph. Students complete related data worksheets with a group of learners.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 58 Downloads
Pictogram 4: Traveling to the Supermarket
In this creating and comprehending a tally chart worksheet, students use a pictograph to tally the number of ways people traveled to the supermarket, tally the results, and answer comprehensive questions. Students answer 8 questions.
3rd - 4th Math 3 Views 37 Downloads
What do these pictographs show? Scholars analyze three sets of data organized into pictographs, filling in several comprehension questions about each. The first one is done for them as an example, but consider going over it together to solidify the concepts before independent practice.
2nd - 3rd Math 34 Views 51 Downloads