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ERIC Number: ED462336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
American Indians of the Local Region. Grade 3 Model Lesson for Unit 2, Standard 2. California History-Social Science Course Models.
Mastin, Susan
The indigenous people of the Los Angeles, California, region were called Gabrielino Indians by the first Spanish explorers. They were possibly the richest, largest, and most powerful tribe in southern California. In 1770 there were about 5,000 Gabrielino (or Tongva) Indians in the area, but smallpox, introduced by the explorers, killed most of them. Terrible wars with the Aleuts, Russian fur traders, and others over the resource rich area killed many more. Gabrielino villages became part of the rancho and the tribe's history became part of Los Angeles regional history. Students identify the American Indians of the local region (Los Angeles) and explain how their way of life was influenced by their environment. They also summarize information learned about the tribe's system of government and their economic structure. Suggested time for unit implementation is 3 weeks. The lesson plan provides teacher background; lists focus questions; and gives information and student activities, dividing the topic into "Beginning the Topic"; "Developing the Topic"; and "Culminating the Topic." It suggests assessment activities and offers extended/correlated activities. Contains an extensive list of resources. Appended are sample worksheets, maps, stories, and additional information on the Gabrielino Indians. It is noted that the unit is tribe-specific and should be adapted for the American Indian nation relevant to a particular California area. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California; California (Los Angeles)