Students will learn about the life and interests of Mabel McKay, a Native American basket weaver in the 20th century. Her son recalls her mission to convey Native American culture and the purpose of basket making to the non-native public.
CA HSS K.6
CA HSS 1.4
CA HSS 2.1
Lesson: Exploring Personal Identity
Teaching Tips for Different Learning Environments
Whole Class In-Person Learning: Break up students into groups. Assign students to research tribes such as the Pomo, Yoruk, Chumash, Tongva, and Yokut. Have each student’s research questions such as Where are they from? What do their baskets look like? What Native Tribes lived next to them? What are they up to today? What do they do to practice traditions today? Have student present finds.
Whole Class Distance Learning: Do the same with Breakout Rooms.
Tech Fun: Use Padlet, ask students to post a picture of something they would like to share with the world that is unique to them or their family. Have students add a description to their submission explain what is in the photo and why they would like to share it.
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