The Iroquois: The Haudenosaunee - The People of the Longhouse
A. Read pgs. 42-53 in The Iroquois
B. Read Corn is Maize
C. Plan the menu for the “powwow” at the end of the unit.
See pgs. 133-161 in More Than Moccasins for food ideas.
D. Make canoe - draw card stock to look like birch bark (pg. 27 in More
Than Moccasins) Park your canoe outside of your Longhouse!
E. Continue reading of Indian Captive
Elm Bark Canoes
A. Read pgs. 39-41 in The Iroquois
B. Read pg. 101-102 in More than Moccasins Skim through ‘Games’
chapter for future ideas.1. Make Bowl Game (pg. 41 in The Iroquois - pg 106 inC. Continue reading of Indian Captive
More than Moccasins)
2. Buzz (pg. 121 in More than Moccasins)
3. Lacrosse (pg. 123 in More than Moccasins)
4. Make a corncob or corn husk doll (pg. 92 in More than
Corn Husk Dolls
A. Read pgs. 54-58 in The Iroquois
B. Designs of embroidery, weaving and patterns of bead work often represented the tribe they were from. Do a weaving project such as:1. Weave colored paper through a piece of poster board. Cut parallel slits approximately 1" apart, not cutting all the way to the edge of the board. Weave the different colored papers throughout.2. Branch weaving is a beautiful way to show the art. Find a "Y" shaped branch and weave a color yarn or twine around the branch between the "V" section of the Y, to give you your base to work on. Use all kinds of yarns to weave the opposite way. Use wheat, shells, beads, dried flowers and whatever you can think of to adorn the weaving.C. The Iroquois made pottery as well as wove baskets. Read 17-22 in
More than Moccasins.1. Research 'petroglyphs'. How were they used?D. Begin family reading or individual assigned reading of
2. Make a pot and decorate with either the simplicity of
Iroquois form, or with petroglyphs.
The Iroquois Trail: Dickon Among the Onondagas and Senecas
(This will continue throughout following lessons)
• Lessons 1-3
• Lessons 4-6
• Lessons 7-10
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