Welcome to our Native American wikipage

Melting Pot Level 6: Understands the different experiences of Native American groups within the U.S.

What is a “wiki”?
A wiki is a website or similar online resource which allows users to add and edit content collectively. It can be visited and edited by anyone. “Wiki wiki” means "rapidly" in the Hawaiian language.

What am I supposed to do with a wiki?
You will all work collaboratively to create an informational website regarding differing Native American nations. After you've been assigned a particular group, you will need to gather research based upon the following guidelines and post it to your own page using the pages I've created for you. All of your primary information should be included on that page only. However, if you'd like to create additional pages and link them to your main page, you're encouraged to do so.

The Four Directions Institute is building a world class Native American History and Culture Museum in Maine. The physical structure of the museum represents the major Indian culture regions of the United States. Your team is invited to submit plans for museum displays through the creation of a website.

Four Directions has been funded by various Native American organizations to create museum displays that are interactive and provide an authentic experience in learning for students of all ages. You are encourage to include links to other sites, YouTube videos, games, music, etc. on your website. Each team will focus on only one nation (examples provided below) within a specific Native American culture region including:
  1. Eastern Woodland Peoples (North) – Iroquois, Algonquin, Shawnee, Pequot
  2. Eastern Woodland Peoples (South) – Seminole, Cherokee, Choctaw
  3. Great Plains Cultures – Sioux, Cheyenne, Comanche, Pawnee
  4. Pacific Northwest Cultures – Chicook, Makah, Inuit
  5. Maine Indians – Abenaki, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot
  6. Pueblo People of the Southwest – Navajo, Apache, Hopi,

Your page should include all of the following information and should be specific to your assigned "nation":
  1. A map of the region in which the people lived
  2. Representations of: the economy or material culture of the people including food production and consumption, housing, tools and weapons, clothing
  3. Significant customs or religious practices
  4. An example of one of the stories, myths or legends
  5. Significant person, event, or leader and a timeline

You will be graded upon the following…
  1. All of the above guidelines (#'s 1-5) are included in your page
  2. Accuracy of information
  3. Information is put into your OWN WORDS
  4. Effort & good time management