LESSON 1: Sharing
In order for students to appreciate
the influence the Iroquois Confederacy had on the Founding Fathers, it is first
important for them to understand how cultures sharing the same environment influence
- Students will describe how an
exchange of ideas takes place when different cultures come together.
- Students will define and use vocabulary
related to the influence of the Iroquois Confederacy on the writing of the
III. Essential Questions
- How does the environment affect
the manner in which culture develops?
- What effect does business have
on cultural interactions?
- If a new group moves into an area
already successfully occupied by an existing group, does the first group have
any influence on the new group?
- How do the two groups share ideas
and what types of ideas are they likely to share?
- Understanding the relationship
between the environment and cultural development helps students recognize
the historical context within which the Iroquois Confederacy influenced the
- Establishing a common language
of historical events is critical for meaningful learning.
V. Student's Prior Knowledge
- Varied experience with environmental
- Varied exposure
to Colonial and Iroquois cultures.
- Varied awareness of the extent
to which business affects the way different cultures react to each other.
of the extent to which a shared environment can influence the way very different
groups of people respond to each other.
- Students will need writing materials.
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