- are based on the Social Studies Learning Standards, themes and concepts.
- focus on critical thinking skills and ask students to make comparisons, draw analogies,
apply knowledge to the given data, and require students to apply historic analysis.
- ask students to take positions on issues or problems and support their conclusions.
- require students to look at issues from multiple perspectives.
- require student to apply skills thy use as adults
- are criterion referenced and employ a scoring rubric.
Introduction: "The Iroquois used their environment to meet their basic
Part A. Examine each of the following documents and answer each of the
The Iroquois have many legends about the "3 Sisters" who would never be
apart from one another."
Q: Who were the " 3 Sisters?"
Q: Identify three resources used by the Iroquois to build a longhouse.
Q: Identify three resources found in this historic drawing of an
"We did not think of the hills, steams or forests as wild. Only to the white man
was nature a wilderness infested with wild animals. To us it was tame."
- Chief Standing Bear
Q: Using complete sentences explain Chief Standing
Bears view of nature.
"The Iroquois Indians used the pelts of animals for
their clothing. In the winter, the men wore shirts, leggings, and moccasins made of
buckskin. Buckskin is clothing made from the skins of animals, mainly deer. The women wore
skirts they had woven from the wild grasses, covered with furs, with leggings
Q: Name three natural resources that were used for clothing.
Part B. Use the documents to write an essay that describes three ways the Iroquois
used their environment.