Program Flyer: Show Me, Tell Me About American Indian Culture

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Content Provider
Contact Information
Matt Schullek
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH  43211
Phone: (800) 640-7679
Program Title
Show Me, Tell Me About American Indian Culture
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 29 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5
Maximum Number of Participants
We prefer groups of 35 or fewer students but can make exceptions.
Minimum Number of Participants
Minimum of 5 participants
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History
Video Clip
Program Description
In Show Me, Tell Me, we'll explore the pre-contact culture of Eastern Woodland Indians as we examine a variety of artifacts and discover what a day in the life of these early peoples may have been like up until the point of European contact. The concept of trading, what goods were traded and how trade affected the Indian and European way of life, will also be examined. We will also discuss how cultures exchanged ideas and objects in the past and continue to do so in today’s society.
Program Format
1. Defining culture and the variations in cultural practices among American Indian tribes.
2. The Importance of Nature as a resource.
3. How did these people get food?
4. What were their tools made of?
5. How did they cook?
6. What were their clothes made from?
7. What was their jewelry made from?
8. What did they use for shelter?
9. The Europeans Arrive and Bring A Written 4Record With Them
10. Trade and Comparing Stone vs. Metal
11. How did the Europeans change the lives of the American Indian?
12. Review/Questions & Answers
After participating in this program, students will have a better understanding of American Indian culture and will be introduced to primary and secondary sources that can be used to show change over time and historical perspective. Students will also have a better understanding of how cultures interact.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
Portions of the following content standards may be covered over the course of the program...

National Standards Connections
NCTE – ELA K-12.4 Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
NCTE – ELA K-12.12 Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).

NCSS - SS.2 Time, Continuity, and Change
NCSS - SS.5 Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
NCSS - SS.6 Power, Authority, and Governance
NCSS - SS.8 Science, Technology, and Society

Common Core Standards
ELA CCSS: SL.3.1, SL.3.2, SL.3.3
ELA CCSS: SL.4.1, SL. 4.2, SL.4.3
ELA CCSS: SL.5.1, SL.5.2, SL.5.3
ELA CCSS: SL.6.1, SL.6.2, SL.6.3
ELA CCSS: SL.7.1, SL, 7.2, SL.7.3

State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Portions of the following content standards may be covered over the course of the program...

Ohio Revised Standards – Social Studies
Grade Three
Theme: Communities: Past and Present, Near and Far
Topic: Historical Thinking and Skills
Content Statement 2: Primary sources such as artifacts, maps, and photographs can be used to show change over time.

Topic: Heritage
Content Statement 3: Local communities change over time.

Topic: Places and Regions
Content Statement 5: Daily life is influenced by the agriculture, industry and natural resources in different communities.

Topic: Human Systems
Content Statement 6: Evidence of human modification of the environment can be observed in the local community.

Grade Four
Theme: Ohio in the United States
Topic: Historical Thinking and Concepts
Content Statement 2: Primary and secondary sources can be used to create historical narratives.

Topic: Heritage
Content Standard 3: Various groups of people have lived in Ohio over time including prehistoric and historic American Indians, migrating settlers and immigrants. Interactions among these groups have resulted in both cooperation and conflict.

Grade Five
Theme: Regions and People of the Western Hemisphere
Topic: Early Civilizations
Content Standard 2: Early Indian civilizations (Maya, Inca, Aztec, Mississippian) existed in the Western Hemisphere prior to the arrival of Europeans. These civilizations had developed unique governments, social structures, religions, technologies, and agricultural practices and products.

Topic: Human Systems
Content Standard 8: American Indians developed unique cultures with many different ways of life. American Indian tribes and nations can be classified into cultural groups based on geographic and cultural similarities.
Content Standard 10: The Western Hemisphere is culturally diverse due to American Indian, European, Asian and African influences and interactions, as evidenced by artistic expression, language, religion and food.

Grade Six
Theme: Regions and People of the Eastern Hemisphere
Topic: Historical Thinking and Skills
Content Statement 1: Events can be arranged in order of occurrence using the conventions of B.C. and A.D. or B.C.E. and C.E.

Topic: Places and Regions
Content Statement 5: Regions can be determined, classified and compared using various criteria (e.g., landform, climate, population, cultural, or economic).
Program Length
45 minutes
Date/Time Notes
We ask that program reservations be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Be sure to list an alternate date in your program request in the event that your requested date isn't available. Please allow up to 5 business days to have your request processed. We will not be available to deliver programs from Friday, October 27th, 2017 through Friday, November 17th, 2017. Our distance learning operations will resume beginning on Monday, November 20th, 2017. Please contact our studio at with any questions.
Program Cost
By Request: $100.00
Program Fee Notes
Program requests received before November 1st, 2017 will automatically receive $25 off the normal program price regardless of when the program is scheduled to be delivered as a part of our annual Back-To-School pricing special. Some restrictions apply. Normal cost for this program is $125.

Invoices will be sent out after the program has been delivered.

Bulk program discounts are available. Contact our studio for more details.

Please allow up to 5 business days to have your program request processed.
Cancellation Policy
We will not charge for programs canceled due to inclement weather. The full presentation fee will be charged to sites, which cancel with less than 24 hours notice.
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Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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