The Kwakwaka'Wakw: A Study of a North Pacific Coast People and the Potlatch

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Discover the cultural practices and unique value systems of a group of native peoples from Canada called the Kwakwaka'wakw. Your young historians will discuss how conceptions of wealth can vary and how these native people utilized natural resources for food and trade.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • This resource would fit nicely in with your studies of native peoples or variations in cultural practices
  • In order to save paper, consider having class members work in partners or groups while reading the informational texts
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource mentions a variety of vocabulary terms to review with the class. Consider having learners research these terms for homework the night before in order to prepare for the lesson
Pros

  • Well-designed set of materials that include informational texts, illustrations, and photographs
  • Includes several suggested extension activities
Cons

  • None