Title of Lesson: Outnumbered by the English#109

National Standard: 9 The characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earth's surface,
National Standard: 13
How the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth's surfaces
State Standard: 13

Teaching Level: E

- to recognize how the English eventually outnumbered the Indians and gained control

paper, pencil or crayon

1. Draw 5 circles on the board and have each student draw 5 circles on their own paper.
2. The first circle represents the population at the beginning of the book when it was all Indians. The whole circle is white.
3. The second circle represents the population when the English began coming. Shade in about 1 quarter of the circle.
4. The third circle represents the population during the Industrial Revolution. Shade in about two thirds of the circle.
5. The fourth circle represents the population after the English forced the Indians off the land. Shade in the whole circle.
6. The fifth circle represents the population at the end of the story. Shade in everything but a tiny sliver that represents Oweana.
7. Encourage the students to discuss how they feel about the Indians being forced off the land.
8. Discuss the relationship of how the control of the land shifted from the Indians to the English as the population shifted.

Were the students successful in their discussions?

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.
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