Title of Lesson: Physical and Human Characteristics of Place#104

National Standard: 4 The physical and human characteristics of places.
State Standard: 11

Teaching Level: E

- by creating dioramas, students will increase their understanding of Indian life along the Nashua River in the early 1600's

shoeboxes or cartons, paint, colored paper, etc.

1. Study the illustration depicting Indian life along the river
2. Either individually or in small groups create a diorama by painting river and shore and forest floor on the bottom and the mountains, woods and sky on the back and sides of the inside of the box
3. Add simple models of a wigwam, dugout canoe, fires, etc.

Encourage students to share their products with students in another class.

Reflection: How successful was this lesson? Did all students benefit? Were there any surprises? What might you do differently another time? Please note any changes that will make this lesson more effective and useful in the future and pass them along to the NHGA. We appreciate your comments.
Thank you.
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