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American Indian Tour

 

Age range: Specifically geared to 4th and 5th grade, but can be adjusted for other grade levels.

 

Student limit: 60

 

Theme: Native Americans have made Alabama their home for thousands of years.

 

Objective: Children will learn about the lifestyles, cultures, and behaviors of Alabama Indians through a hands-on session and a guided examination of the Stilled Voices, Forgotten Ways: The First Alabamians Gallery. Students will also gain an appreciation for artifacts and archival documents.

 

Method: 2-part program; 25 minutes each section

  • Hands-on session with Indian artifact touch cart

  • Guided interpretive tour of Indian Gallery

 

Addresses Alabama Course of Study: Social Studies Standards, 2004

 

Fourth grade

#2. Describe cultures, governments, and economics of prehistoric and historic Native Americans in Alabama. (Paleo-Indian, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian; Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek)

 

#3. List reasons for European exploration and settlement in Alabama and the impact of Europeans on trade, health, land expansion, and tribal reorganization of Native American populations in Alabama.

 

Fifth grade

# 4. Explain the effects of European exploration during the Age of Discovery upon European Society and Native Americans, including economic and cultural impact.

 

#11. Explain events that occurred during War of 1812 (Battle of Horseshoe Bend and Creek War)

 

Pre-Visit Materials

 

Post-Visit Materials