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Water & Indigenous Communities: History & Geography
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Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
State-specific

About This Lesson

Access Free Lesson Plan Here: Water Is Life: Living in Reciprocity With Local Waterways (Past, Present, and Future)

In this lesson, students learn about the importance of water to Indigenous Peoples and the need to protect water today.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students describe their personal experiences with local waterways.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students investigate the importance of water to the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, reflect on the need to live in reciprocity with rivers, and explore ways to be water protectors.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students create a One-Pager to demonstrate their learning and explain how they can ally with the Indigenous Peoples of Oregon to protect local waterways.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to take sketchnotes.
  • Students will be able to explain the importance of water to Indigenous people.
  • Students will be able to describe how they can take action to protect local waterways.

This lesson is aligned to Oregon standards.

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Water Is Life_ Living in Reciprocity With Local Waterways (Past, Present, and Future) - SubjectToClimate - SML.pdf

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Water Is Life Living in Reciprocity With Local Waterways (Past, Present, and Future) [Lesson Plan].pdf

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Standards

Identify and describe how the physical and human characteristics of places and regions connect to human identities and cultures in the Western Hemisphere.
Identify and examine the roles and impact of diverse groups of people (social roles, political and economic structures, and family and community systems) across indigenous civilizations.
Analyze cause and effect relationships within the living histories of ethnic groups, religious groups, and other traditionally marginalized groups in the Western Hemisphere.
Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

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