Native American Culture Research
Students View Displays of Cherokee Culture Reports
Upton students researched Native American Culture, concentrating on the Cherokee tribe, which inhabited the Southeastern United States. Click on the hyperlinked titles to learn about:
Native American Herbal Remedies
Cherokee Time Line
Famous Native American Cherokee
Sequoya and the Cherokee Alphabet
The Seven Ceremonies of the Cherokee
Database of Cherokee and Modern American Monthly Activities
Current Population Chart of Native American Tribes
E-Mailing the Cherokee
Mrs. Muratalla's 2/3 Primary class became"keypals" with students at the Cherokee Elementary School in North Carolina. They enjoyed discovering stories and games their Native American friends shared. They also corresponded with Yonaalsgia (Bear Dance), a member of the Tsa la Gi (Cherokee) of California. All their wonderful letters were collected in a book for the library entitled, Chatting with the Cherokee.
Students enjoyed a visit from storyteller Carole Willis, the Pioneer Lady from Georgia, at the close of their school-wide Internet and non-fiction research project on the Native American Cherokee culture. Willis shared fascinating anecdotes aboutSequoyah, the only man to invent a whole language by himself.
Students sampledBean Bread and Indian Fry Bread, made from authentic Cherokee recipes, and shared their presentations with each other.
Mrs. Seymour's class collectedCherokee myths (some of which were sent to Upton via e-mail from their Cherokee Elementary keypals in North Carolina) in a book for the library. They used several to perform a puppet show for the whole school on WETV, Upton's weekly closed-circuit television broadcast.
Talking Books were made from some of the stories. Click below to enjoy Cherokee myths illustrated by Upton students.
How the Red Bird Got Red Feathers
Why the Possum's Tail is Bare
Why the Sun Follows the Moon
Why Rabbit Has Such a Short Tail
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