Indigenous Peoples: Then and Now

Lesson 17 - Writing - 6 Days


Create a presentation about a recent Indigenous hero.

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

Create a presentation about a recent Indigenous hero. Your presentation should include: 

  • Details about the person’s tribe (what the tribe values and important traditions) 
  • Important moments from the person’s childhood 
  • Important moments from the person’s adulthood
  • What we can learn from the person
  • Any additional facts 

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Common Core Standards

  • RI.3.3 — Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

  • SL.3.1 — Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

  • W.3.2 — Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

  • W.3.2.a — Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.

  • W.3.2.b — Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.

  • W.3.2.c — Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.

  • W.3.2.d — Provide a concluding statement or section.

  • W.3.7 — Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.

  • W.3.8 — Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

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