Recommended Grade Levels: 3rd-4th
4th Grade Ohio Social Studies Content Statements: 2, 3, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20
3rd and 4th Grade Indiana Social Studies Content Standards: 3.1.1, 3.2.4, 3.3.1, 3.3.7, 3.3.8, 3.3.11, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.3.9, 4.3.11, 4.3.12
3rd and 4th Grade Oklahoma Social Studies Content Standards: 3.CS4.11, 4.CS1.2.D, 4.CS1.4, 4.CS1.5, 4.CS2.1
4th Grade ELA Common Core Literacy Standard: RL.4.2, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.9, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RRF.4.3, RFS.4.4, W.4.2, W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.4.9, SL.4.1, L.4.1, L.4.2, L.4.4
Where did the Myaamia come from?
Where did they live and what did they call their home?
How did they express their culture and history?
In this section students learned about early Miami lands, the people that lived there, the stories they told, and cultural activities in which they participated. Ask students to create three documents that illustrate their homeland:
- Draw a map of your house and yard showing your "homeland".
- Show the people that live in your home and describe their roles in your family.
- Write a story about an event or activity your family participates in and what it teaches you about your family and your responsibilities to your family.
Rafert, Stewart. 1996. The Miami Indians of Indiana: A Persistant People 1654-1994. Indian Historical Society Press: Indianapolis.
Woodward, Susan L. & McDonald, Jerry N. 2001. Indian Mounds of the Middle Ohio Valley: A guide to Mounds and Earthworks of the Adena, Hopewell, Cole, and Fort Ancient People. McNaughton & Gunn, Inc.: Saline Michigan.Additional Resources
Use this Dictionary Journal throughout the lessons for students to record the different Myaamia words they are learning. This can be used in tandem with lessons or used as homework with parents to reinforce vocabulary acquisition. Myaamia words used throughout these lessons can also be found on the Myaamia Dictionary website. Students can listen to word pronunciations on this website and practice speaking Myaamia. This document has a page for each letter. Students can glue pages into a notebook or put them into a three-ring binder. Print additional pages per letter as needed.