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Fifth graders describe the reasons for, nature of, and outcomes of the Second Seminole War. They determine that Seminole women and men faced many hardships as they fought for their survival. They relate a story of a Seminole "first" to the notion that people from historically oppressed groups must often struggle to accomplish their goals in society.
Students participate in teacher-lead discussion of Seminole patchwork and styles of dress. They practice identifying the patchwork design of the Seminoles and what they mean. They create (and write a description of) a paper doll self-portrait using various patchwork designs.
Students participate in demonstrations from guest speakers, community members and teacher-lead discussions, tell differences and similarities between contemporary and traditional styles of Seminole clothing, explain the different designs that symbolize meanings on Seminole clothing and take pictures of classmates in traditional Seminole clothing.
Students study Native Americans. In this Native American lesson set, students research different tribes using an Internet link. They answer questions about the Iroquois, Cherokee, Seminole, Sioux, and Apache. They investigate Native American homes and make a corn husk doll as a craft activity.
Fifth graders use maps of Florida. They locate places from a list on their map. Students use the places mentioned in the book, "To Walk the Sky Path," and locate them on the map. Students should have labeled a minimum of 10 places, and included a legend, a compass rose, and distance scale.
Students read Dancing With the Indians by Angela Shelf Medearis. They complete a variety of cross-curricular activities surrounding the study of Native American festivals and traditions. Included are reading, art, math, science, writing, social studies, and library connections.