Theme Project: The year is 1700. Hold a meeting for the different groups of Native Americans, French, and British who live in the Ohio Valley.

1. List the Attendees Do some research to find out what groups were living in the Ohio Valley in 1700. Choose at least five groups you want to attend the peace conference.

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2. Create a Map The groups who attend the conference will want to know where the other groups live. Use an outline map or trace a map of the Ohio Valley area. Make a list of the geographic features of the area, and draw them on the map. Use symbols or labels to show where each group lives. Include a key for the symbols you use.

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3. Geography and Natural Resources Think about the geography and the natural resources in the area where each group lives. As you work through the unit, make notes in the space, below. Then, write a paragraph that tells how each group is affected by the geography and natural resources of its region.

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4. Make a Yes/No Chart You will make a speech at the conference on the question: “Can the different groups living in the Ohio Valley share the land?” To help prepare your speech, make a chart with two columns -- one column is labled “yes” and the other column is labeled “no.” In the “yes” column, write all the reasons why you think the different groups can share the land. In the “no” column, write they reasons why you think they will not. Analyze your chart to see which column has more reasons in it. Use this column to present the main arguments in your speech.

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5. Write Your Speech Think about the issues of geography and resources for each group. Using what you have learned about these issues and your “yes/no” chart, write the speech about sharing the land that you will give at the peace conference. Discuss each group, the land it lives on, and the natural resources available to them. Be sure to include the answers to these questions in your speech:

  • How does each group rely on the geography and their natural resources?
  • How will sharing the land and resources affect the groups?
  • Is there a way to share the land peacefully?

Complete each step, below, to write your speech.

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  • First draft completed
  • Grammar and spelling checked
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