Theme Project: The year is 1600. Hold a gathering for members of all the Native American groups in the area that will become Texas. Choose a group to represent at the meeting.


1. Choose a Group Decide which Native American group you would like to represent.

The Native American group I will represent is:___________________________.

2. Create Maps Make a map that shows the migration route your group took to North America. Using an outline map of North America, draw arrows to show the possible routes taken to the area where your group settled. Label the continents and oceans. Then, on an outline map of Texas, show where your group settled. Use a colored pencil to shade in the area. Label the region and any natural features, such as mountains, rivers, lakes, and oceans.

check Migration to North America map completed

check Group settlement map completed

3. Make a Chart Make a chart that shows how geography affected your people's food, clothing, and types of shelter. First, fill in the blanks below with the information in this unit about your group. Check the box beside each entry to show you have filled in all the information. Then, put the information you gathered into a chart.

Name of Group: _________________________________________________

check Region of Settlement:

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check Geographic Features and Climate of Region:

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check Foods We Eat:

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check Clothes We Wear:

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check Types of Shelter:

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check Chart completed

4. Write a Story Tell the story of your group. To get ready to write your story, think about what it will be about. Make some notes for each item below. Use what you learn during the unit and your maps and chart to help you plan your story.

The main idea of my story is:

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Here are some things that happen in my story:

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Here are some ideas about how my story will end:

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The title of my story might be:

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check Story begun

check Story completed

5. Attend the Meeting With your teacher and classmates, choose a day to have your meeting to exchange information with other Native American groups.