Thursday, November 06, 2008

American Indian Web Quests

Each 7th grade humanities class now has a set of web pages answering specific questions about the American Indian culture they studied. You will need to read/explore at least one web page from each class (one from Mr. Nekrosius's class and one from Ms. Jacobs' class). Post a response to the webpages on my blog, including information about the following:

1. Write three things you discovered about the cultures explained in BOTH of the web pages.

2. Note at least one similarity or difference from the culture you studied for BOTH web pages.

3. Ask at least one question that you think should be answered about the TWO cultures you read about.

4. Make one comment about the design and layout of the TWO web pages you visited. Be sure your comments are constructive/helpful. Be polite but truthful.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doyle p.3/4
(I looked at the Daily Life p.8/9 from Ms. Jacobs’ class and the Daily Life p.3/4 from Mr. Nekrosius’s class.)

1. I discovered that in the Sioux and west area, they have different rituals like the sun dance, and the ghost dance. They would prey, sing and dance. In these different rituals, they expressed courage and other different beliefs. They believed in the Great Spirit that had power over everything and that if they worshiped it, they would become stronger. The two web pages also described how the women did the farming and cooking while the men did the hunting and government work.
2. The cultures had surplus and similar food, like beans and squash. They had rituals and gatherings. They also had a similar work system. The women did the cooking and farming. The men did most government work and hunting.
3. How did the tribes and their daily life different from each other?
4. I really liked how the WebPages had pictures that actually had to do with the paragraph next to it. I liked the bright colors used in the background and how the bibliography was readable.

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daily Life On the Great Plain Tribes- Mr Nekrosius
Daily Life of the New England Plain Tribes-Ms. Jacobs

1) In the Great Plains tribes children began to work at the age of four. This is pretty surprising because four-year-olds are very young. Men were not always the dominant one of the tribe. This is not true in the Sioux, where the cheif may sometimes be carried around so that his feet do not touch the ground.

2) Both of the tribes, (Great Plains Tribes and New England Indian Americans,) grew things. Both harvested wild fruits and vegetables. Most of the vegetables that have been domesticated and eaten throughout the United States were grown by the Native Americans. Even though the Great Plain tribe had a shorter growing season, they still grew much of the same crops as the New England Indian Americans. The women did most of the work, then Men in both of the tribes. The women took care of the house and home, while the men hunted.
3) What do the pictures mean in the New England tribes. What do the Great Plains Indian Americans eat on a daily basis.
4) The Great Plains Indian Americans had a very good information. It was easy to read and understand. THe pictures were helpful because they had something to do with the paragraph that they are next to. The New England Tribes web site was good because it had a lot of information that was useful.

Doyle 8-9

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ms. Jacobs class Structures 3-4

1. I learned the Wampanoag lived in single family units called wigwams. They also lived in longhouses, which could be 50-150 feet long and 20 feet wide, and were used in the winter because of the fireplaces and smoke holes. Longhouses usually housed extended families.

2. The Wampanoags lived in wigwams and longhouses while the Anasazi lived in cliff dwellings.

3. How did they make teepees?

4. The design with the shaded plant was very pretty. However, the bibliography is kind of over some text so it's hard to read, and you can't tell if the print beneath the bibliography is important.

Mr. Nekrosius's class Great Plains Structures 3-4

1. One of the things I learned was that it took fifteen buffalo skins to make one tipi. Another of the many things I found out by reading this article was that the Indians invented a house that was revolutionary, and would be warm in the winter and cooler in the summer. They also invented sweat lodges.

2. The Great Plains Indians lived in earth lodges, tipis, and used sweat lodges. The Anasazi didn't use sweat lodges, and they didn't live in tipis.

3. How does earth berming work?

4. The format and layout were very good and well organized, but the title is sort of far down the page. Also, there were a couple of editing mistakes.

They were both very interesting and informative.
Doyle 3-4

6:11 PM  
Anonymous sam 2 said...

I looked at daily life 3-4 MS. Jacobs.

1. I discovered that children were very valued and the motheres would want their baby boys to not cry because that would show that they were strong.I also learned that the native americans were polytheistic. Finnaly i learned that woman owned the house.
2.Both cultures recanized the fact that if they overhunted then they would not have anymore food.
3. One question I was why did certain tribes only eat certain kinds of food and others other kind of food.
4. The page could have been better laydout with more pictures and better text placement.

I also read 3-4 time and culture Mr. Nekrosius

1. I learned that marrigas were arranged by a male person in the family.
I also learned that the native americans enforce religious freedom. Finnaly i learned that some people think that the native american desended form the egyptions.

2. Both cultures had leaders.

3. I want to know how the scholers thought that the native americans desended from egyptions.

4. The website could have had more pictures or bigger pictures.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used Wampanoag, encounters with others from Jacobs, period 3-4 and the great plains Indians, encounters with others from Nekrosius 3-4.

1. From the Great Plains site I learned that the 7th cavalry (including Custer) was completely obliterated by the Sioux. From the Wampanoag site, I learned that the first official thanksgiving was in 1623 and not in 1621, and that it brought peace between the English and the Natives (for a while).

2. A similarity between the two cultures' encounters with others was that they were both nice to the settlers and then the settlers became hostile towards them and killed them. A difference is the reason why they got killed. The Great Plains Natives were killed to get land and the Wampanoags were killed because the English didn’t like the way that the Natives acted independently of the natives.

3. On the Great Plains site, they should have answered the question, “When did these Natives first meet the colonists?” and should have more detail about the way they interacted. On the Wampanoag site, they should have filled in the big gap between the 1500s and 1620.

4. On the Great Plains site, they could have put a limit to the text width so that the text doesn’t stretch too much. On the Wampanoag site, they could have put a better background color to make the text easier to read. Other than those minor technicalities the sites were well designed.

Period 8-9

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I looked at:
Structures - 8/9 - Mr. Nekrosius
Daily Life - 8/9 - Ms. Jacobs

1] In the structures page I looked at, I read about a variety of interesting things. I learned that people were considered important for jobs such as quickly folding up and putting together tepees. I also learned that people would cover their lodges with mud and grasses to help strengthen and insulate them. These earth lodges were originally built in rectangular shapes and then later evolved into a rounded shape.

The daily life page also explained many facts. Men and women spent there day doing different types of jobs, but they both took part in rituals and story telling. The Wampanoag thought that even though people we equally important, they were skillful at different things. I also learned that Native Americans grew beans and squash along with corn.

2] Both cultures grew vegetables and had a farm land. They also both always had then men do the hunting and the women do the cooking and around-the-house jobs. Only Cahokia had mounds, they were very unique to their culture. Cahokia had a stockade, the other tribes had no wall to protect them, just their tepees.

3] Were the horns of buffalo used for anything specific?

4] The Structures website had nice color choices and plenty of pictures. The header text could be a little larger and maybe a darker color. Also near the bottom of the page things were off place, but overall great job.

The daily life website also had lots of nice pictures. The spacing and underlined headers helped divide the paragraphs. Colors were a bit strange and some of the paragraphs were centered while others we not. Overall they did good on putting together a website.

Louie - Ms. Doyle - Period 8/9

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1) From the “structures” group of Mr. Nekrosius’s class, I learned that the Native American lifestyle was based on the buffalo. They wouldn’t throw away any parts; the meat was eaten, the fur was used for clothing and headresses, and the bones were used for tools and weapons. They also built dome-shaped structures called earth lodges. The Indians chose the cone shape for a tipi because the shaped does well in harsh winds of the plains.
From the “daily life” group from Ms. Jacob’s class, I learned that all of the tribes had something in common in their rituals which included singing, praying, and dancing. In the Wampanoag tribe, men and women both had important roles in the society. Men hunted and fished, and the women sewed, cooked, and planted crops. Even though the jobs were different, both men and women would tell story telling, art, music, medicine, and rituals.

Both webpages had talked about tribes being nomadic and the roles of women and men in the tribe.
Why did the American Indians build so many different structures? Why was the Wampanoag tribe linked closer to nature than others?
Both of the webpages I looked at had pictures that went really well along with their topic. I thought the tipi-building pictures was interesting. Also, they both looked very organized and I thought they were really nice.


per. 8/9

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doyle per.8/9
(I looked at the catagory products 8/9 from Mr.Nekrosius's class and per. 3/4 from Ms. Jacobs's class)

1. Three things I learned the first time upon reading from these two catagories were that Buffalo fur was used to make ropes, and that the tendons from the buffalo were used to make bowstrings. Also I learned that the weapons used frequently were the tomahawk, bow and arrow, and the club.
2. One similarity I noticed was that The Indians used teeth, beads and even shells to decorate the clothes, also in both of the catagories from both classes I noticed that the people who wrote the clothes section said that it was fascinating the way the Indians put the items they had at use in an interesting pattern.
3. One question I had on my mind was what were the major wars that the Indians from the catagories I read took part in?
4. Both layouts were designed very carefully and the choice of words were exactly right for the pictures they displayed on the sides. I even think that the choice of words were so great that they could even be read to an 8 year old and understood.

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Alex said...

Nekrosius 8-9 Products - Plains Native Americans

1. I learned that pegs were used to hold up the tents of the Native Americans, that insects could be used color clothing, and that if a woman used a sacred being's favorite color in the art on her clothing then she would be protected by that sacred being.

2. Both the Cahokians and the Plains Native Americans used ornamental shells art.

3. Where did the shells the Native Americans' used for art come from?

4. I feel like it wasn't done very well because the image in the background repeated, leaving an unsightly line. I liked, though, how a picture over each header represented what the paragraph was about.

Jacobs 8-9 Trade - Wampanoag

1. I learned that the English and the Wampanoag traded even during their time of war, that powwows are real, and that mob rule was often practiced in Wampanoag culture.

2. Both the Cahokians and Wampanoags were wiped out due to land-related issues.

3. What kind of weaponry did the Wampanoag have?

4. I think that the website looked nice because of its plain font and white background. It it was easy to read. I also liked the fixed bar on the left.

Doyle 8-9

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doyle 3-4
Mr. Nekrosius's class 8-9 structures
1 natives moved with buffalo herds, all of the parts of the buffalo was used for many types of things such as clothing or tools, great plains natives made 40 ft diameter lodges as houses.
2 one similarity I realized is that both the Anasazi and the great plains indians both had somewhat permanent houses.
3 how tall were the earth lodges?
4 In this webpage I liked how there was picture reference for almost every paragraph.
Ms. Jacobs 8-9 structures
1 What I discovered is that the houses they built were quite modern, they were built in valley like areas, they also built different houses for different seasons.
2 One of the similarities I saw was that the houses were clumped together like the Anasazi's were.
3 one question that I would have answered is: how many houses were in were there per setlement.
4 I thought the design was good because they had pictures to enforce the type of structure talked about.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doyle p.8/9
(I looked at the Structure from period 8-9 from Ms. Jacobs and the Structure from period 8-9 from Mr.Nekrosius's claass.)

1. I learned that the eurpean times the American Indians moved with the buffulo. The meat was eaten and the fur was based on buffalo, and the Natives did not waste a single piece of buffulo. The Bones were used as tools and untensils such as spoons and forks. What I also learned about these two web pages is that the buffalo always stayed together and no matter, as little as on buffalo moves to a different place, the whole heard goes with.

2. One similarity would be the fact they both webpages used information about the Erecting Tepee.

3. one question which is for both wed pages is, why did they use the buffulo so sparingly? Did they not have enough food?

4. I like both web pages the same, the format is “ok” but the information is very helpful and specific.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Marissa said...

I looked at Ms. Jacobs' Products per 3-4 and Mr. Nekrosius's Structures per 8-9.

1)From Mr. Nekrosius's students, I learned that the Native American tribes traveled with buffalo herds. I also learned that they made earth lodges composed of a frame of wood coated with layers of willow branches and soil, and that tepees were made to be mobile and habitable. From Ms. Jacobs’ class, I learned that the Wampanoag had a very large variety of food, the clothing of the Wampanoag tribe was made mainly for the purpose of protection from animals and the elements, and that when warriors carried lances into battles, some of the lances were ornamented with things such as feathers.

2)Both the Cahokians and the Wampanoags used stone to fashion arrowheads. The Native People Ms. Jacobs’ class studied and the Cahokians both were very resourceful in devising structures for the purposes of living, praying, and others.

3)Mr. Nekrosius’s class- What kinds of materials were the Wampanoag’s clothes made of?
Ms. Jacobs’ class- Which Native Americans were you researching?

4)Mr. Nekrosius’s class’s website was well put-together and very neat. My only complaint was that the students who made the page never disclosed the name of the specific Native American tribe they studied, which I found to be rather confusing. But the site was definitely very informative. Ms. Jacobs’ class’s website, on the other hand, was kind of plain on the outside, but proved to be extremely informative and well-researched. My biggest issue with that website was that wasn’t edited too well. There are several run-on sentences, spelling and punctuation errors, and words were used randomly without making sense. Despite these few flaws, both websites were very well done and extremely enlightening.

- Marissa, Per 8-9

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I looked at Ms. Jacobs's class p.8/9 daily life and Mr. Nekrosius's class daily life p.3/4.

1.I learned that in both tribes the women did the farming, cooking and made clothing. The men did the hunting and government work. Something else I learned was that the Sioux believed in the great spirit they thought that it powered everything but if they were nice to it they would become strong and have a good life. The Sioux also had rituals. They would do the sun dance and ghost dance. They also prayed at these rituals. the natives had festivals. For example, they have a corn festival at harvest time.

2. There daily lives were pretty similar. The men did the farming and the women did the cooking. They also had rituals and other gatherings. They also harvested the same kinds of food such as squash and beans and also ate meat and fish.

3. What kinds of games and sports did they like to do in there free time?

4. I thought the web pages were very good. i likes the colors and the pictures went well with the paragraph. The bibliography was also very organized.

Doyle p.3/4

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Sam 0 said...

The first group I read was the Great Plains Structure and Architecture group in Mr. Nekrosius class during Period 3 - 4.

1. I learned that the Great Plains Native Americans lived in tipis, usually made of pine or fir trees and buffalo hides. Also, I learned the the Great Plains Native Americans used sweat lodges. I found out that sweat lodges were used for ceremonial rituals and for particle uses such as cleaning dirt from the body. In addition, I learned that they had Earth Lodges. Which had temperature control called earth berming that allows lodges to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

2. The Great Plains Native Americans and the Cahokians both had permeant housing. The Great Plains Native Americans had Earth Lodges and Cahokia had mud, clay and wood houses.

3. Did all Great Plane Native Americans switch to Earth Lodges and when did they first start becoming popular.

4. I thought the layout was nice, except there is too much header space and too much space on the side of the first photo.

The second group I read was the Daily Life of the New England Indian American Tribes group in Ms. Jacobs class during Period 8 - 9.

1. The first thing I learned was that the New England Native Americans had two very important dances. One was the sun dance and the second was the ghost dance. The sun dance was an important ritual but to most it was torture. A young man must be attached to a pole by a skewer through his breast, then he must break free, which caused a lot of pain. The ghost dance was the other big tradition. It represented god coming back and warning them about the white men. The second thing I learned was that the women cooked, sewed, gathered and planted crops while the men did the hunting and fishing. Also, the government was ruled mostly by men. Finally I learned that the Native Americans ate on a regular basis deer, rabbit and squirrel. They also ate plants that grew wildly or were grown by women. The women grew mostly pumpkins, squash, beans and corn.

2. A similarity between Cahokia and the New England Tribe was that both had chiefs. The difference was that Cahokia's chief lived on top of huge mound. Whereas New England Tribe chiefs lived in pretty much the same house as the rest of the tribe.

3. How often were the rituals? Where they only for special occasions or were the regular?

4. The layout was a good basic design. But I would have centered the second heading like the rest.

Sam 0
Doyle 8-9

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. One thing I learned from Mr. Nekrosius' website (from Time and Culture, Per. 8-9) was that the "High Plains" stretches all the way from Texas and eastern New Mexico to southern Nebraska. Another thing I learned was that the Indians of the Great Plains worshipped and loved gods so much. And lastly I learned that the Plains Indians hunted on a horseback.

2. One similarity is both cultures hunted and they both grew vegetables.

3. How many religious dances were there?

4. Mr. Nekrosius’ website was neat, and very well put together. They put all the pictures in good spots and the writing was in paragraphs. The only complaint I have is that they use a lot of bright colors, but other than that, I like it a lot. On Ms. Jacob’s website was a lot more simple, but still very neat. Both of the websites were very good.

Miles Reynolds Per. 8-9

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kimmi -Doyle period 3/4

1) Structures Nekrosius 8/9
I learned about tepees!! They chose the cone shape because it was good for the harsh weather such as bad wind. The frame of the tepee were made out of wooden poles. Over the wooden poles were buffalo hides.
1) Daily Life -Jacobs 8/9
I learned that the Wamoaboag thought that the man and women were equal . They just had different jobs. Like the women did most of the work at home such as cooking. While the men were out hunting for food. Talking about food every part of the animal was eaten. I also learned about the rituals. Some of the rituals were dancing. They had many different dances such as the ghost dance and the sun dance. The ghost dance- god was coming back to warn them about the white men.
2) Some of the same things were the food that they grew . Also what role did they men and women have.
3) When doing the ghost dance did they really think that god was warning them?
4) I think that they did a really good job with the colors. They weren't boring colors they were really bright! The pictures also had something to do with the paragraph. Like one of the pictures had lots of details which were really cool

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Doyle P. 8-9

(I read structures from P. 3-4 form MS. Jacobs and time and culture P. 8-9 from Mr. Nekrosius.)

1. I learned that horses were first introduced to the Great Plains at the 16th century. I also learned about the Paleo-Indians and why they left. I learned how Wigwams
and Longhouses were built and what were they used for.
2. Both cultures were farming cultures but the northeastern tribes met Europeans earlier.
3.I would like to know more about Paleo-Indians and about how Wigwams and Longhouses were built.
4. In Structures 3-4 in Ms. Jacobs class they should get rid of the part where it says blog 2 and in Mr. Nekrosius class (time and culture P. 8-9) they shouldn't have called it untitled doc.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doyle p 8-9
(Daily Life 8-9 Ms. Jacobs and Daily Life 3-4 Mr. Nekrosius.)

1. In the Sioux work was universal. Kids started working at the age of four. The men and the woman were equally important. Women served as translators from the Native Americans to the Europeans and vice versa.
2. The women of the tribe cooked and farmed while the men hunted and fished. In Cahokia, Sioux and Wampanoag, men and women both had their separate rolls and children were also important. The tribe would work together very well to get the best harvest for the winter.
3. How did or did your tribe bath?
4. Both web pages I looked at had a great layout but, the second one could have had a more interesting layout more pictures for the first and last paragraphs. The first one had a very nice layout.

10:53 AM  
Blogger doglover said...

Doyle pd. 3-4
(I looked at Daily Life pd 8-9 for Mr. Nekrocious's class) and then (I looked at Products for pd. 3-4 for Mrs. Jacobs class)

1. Some things that I discovered while i was reading Mr. Nekrocious's pd. 8-9 Daily life were that they had a sacred circle. This was also very important to them. On the webpage it said "But there is a deeper meaning, life is a circle: people are born grow up and die." Another thing I learned was that they used their buffalo meat to make things in many different ways. Some of the type of foods they made was jerky which you had to dry out in the sun and it would last for months. They could also mix it in stews, or they can pound it for a long time and make it into paste to mix with some types of berries. Another thing I learned was that girls mainly got married at age 15 and boys usually got married at age 21. Also a man often had to have many horses to be capable to support a wife. Then for Mrs. Jacobs pd. 3-4 products three things I discovered were that the Wampanoag were very resourceful and were able to smoke and dry food to save it for the cold winters when the hunting slowed down. They even where able to make butter. I also learned about Fringe. Fringe was a common Native American garment. Fringe, or fringed clothing, is a border made of strips of fabric. This border was usually added to the hide outfits. Normally, fringe would be decorated with shells or seeds. Fringe was usually the left over fabric, such as leather, from the simple clothing that Native Americans wore. Another thing I learned was that when they make canoes they have a special tool called a stylist and it was mainly used to carve pretty designs and details in the canoes. There were lots of details included in the canoes as well.

2. One similarity for Daily life and my page which was Daily life except it was on the Anazasi. Both places cropped, and ate lots of corn and berries.
One difference for products of pd. 3-4 Jacob's class was that the clothing was somewhat different. They had better clothing with more elegance and detail such as fringe.

3. For Daily life religion, how come they had to have the sacred circle? I understand it was something very important to them but did that effect their lives in any way? For transportation what was their main transportation item? Was it either a canoe, horse, or sled? I know you explained each one in detail and what they were used for, but mainly which one did they use the most?

4. The Daily life webpage was nicely laid out and the pictures were OK. They had a really good bibliography that was well organized.
The Products webpage was well organized and the paragraphs were filled with lots of interesting details that helped get lots of information. The pictures they laid out were nicely displayed.

11:02 AM  
Blogger doglover said...

1.) I learned the Great Plains Indians typical attire included leather, beadwork, and war paint, and they often wore fringe.(From Ms. Jacobs, products) The actual garments were usually made for the main purpose of protection from animals and the weather, with the slight concern of covering themselves. In warm weather, Native Americans usually went nude or just wore loincloths or aprons.(Mr. Nekrosious) It was said one experienced warrior could fire twenty arrows in the time of a settler reloading an on shot musket.

2.) In both webpages the indians had very similar cultures. They had surplus and there food was very alike to the food the Anasazi grew, and hunted. They both had rituals and gatherings very much like what I studied. Men and women had much the same roles in there community as the Anasazi did.

3.) did each tribe have different clothing? or did they all wear the same thing. ex. some anasazi tribes wore red and others wore green.

4.) I liked the design of the WebPages. They all had pictures that matched the paragraphs. Overall, they were all well laid out and formatted.

pd. 3-4

12:24 PM  
Blogger Aurielle said...

Doyle 8-9
I looked at Products from Mr. Nekrosius's class p.8-9.
1. Three things that I discovered about the culture is that Buffalo was their maine source of food, their bowstrings were made out of bison tendons, and the Indian's maine supply were paint, beads, stones shells, and animal teeth.
2. The cultures both had art that was related to the spiritual world.
3. Why were their clothing and art so symbolic?
4. I really liked the background of the Web Page and it had a lot of information about the Indians culture, but i still think that it could of had more pictures.

I also looked at Products from Ms. Jacobs class, p. 8-9.
1. Three things that i discovered about the northwest Native American's culture were that they would walk or canoe to their destination, the canoes they made were dug up from the ground, and food was actually a way of life for the indians.
2. The cultures both had tools that were made for hunting fish.
3. What were the tools they used for cooking?
4. The Web Page had a lot of good information about the New England tribe's products but the Web Page could of had more art.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Jack 1 said...

(Great Plains Structures, Mr. Nekrosius's class. per. 3-4/Northwestern Natives Structures, Ms. Jacobs's class. per. 3-4)

1. I learned that the great plains natives were nomads because the website said that their tipis could be moved from one place to another. I also learned that the great plains natives were religious because they used sweat lodges. Lastly, I learned that sweat lodges had religious and non-religious purposes.
For the northwestern natives I learned that they weren't nomadic like the great plains natives. They used smaller hutts like buildings called wigwams for basic families. They use bigger houses called longhouses for big families or extended families.

2. Both cultures made their structures out of natural material, and both cultures used each building for different things.

3. Why were the plains natives nomadic and the northwestern natives not?

4. I think both websites were layed out fine, although they went all wack on me on my computer.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doyle per 3/4

Structures, Mr. Nekrosius 3/4

1. One thing I learned is that the tipi was so hard to build. You have to get 4 to more than 30 poles that you have to carve from 25-foot trees. Then you'd have to get 15 buffalo hides and scrape the skin off. On top of all that you still have to put it all together. I also learned that they used sweat lodges and Earth Lodges that can control temperature.
2. The Great Plains Indians built tipis and other structures, but the Anasazi built most of their structures out of the ground and later in cliff dwellings.
3. How does earth berming work?
4. It looks like the picture of the tipis covered up some text. There were a couple of grammar mistakes, but overall the layout was good. The pictures were good, too.

Structures, Ms. Jacobs 8/9

1. I learned a couple things on this webpage. One was that the Native Americans of the Northeast lived in different homes for summer and winter. The Wetu was a small summer house that had one fireplace for one family. During the winter they stayed in longhouses that had multiple fireplaces and held more than one generation. I also learned that they stay in wigwams, too. And lastly, I learned how they bury their dead: in mounds, in cemeteries or in the walls of forts.
2. The Northeastern Native Americans lived in longhouses and Wetus and Wigwams while the Anasazi live in underground houses and cliff homes.
3. What regular structures did the Northeastern Native Americans have?
4. There were a couple minor grammar errors, nothing big. The layout was decent, with lots of pictures. Overall, the webpage was good.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Per. 8-9
~I did Products 3-4 from Mr. Nekrosius's class, and Structures 8-9 from Ms. Jacobs' class.~

1) I learned that The Great Plain Indians used animal bones for tribal masks, that Buffalos are the most importandt animals for the plain indians, and that they sometimes used the insides of bird eggs for dyes. I also found out that the Northeastern Native Americans lived in houses called, Wigwams or Longhouses. These buildings have no windows, but the two doors at either end serve as windows. Longhouses could be two stories high, as well as 150 feet long.
2) In both of the sites I looked at, I could not find any similarities.
3) What is the most common household object in a Plain Indian's house? When were the first Wigwams found?
4) On Products 3-4 (Mr. Nekrosius's class), the formatting was appealing to the eye and well organized. I only with that at the bottom of each paragraph, they would put the author. (Or the top.) In The second site I looked at, I think they should have made the background a different color, the font also.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doyle period 3-4
Mr. Nekrosius period 3-4 Time and Culture.
1. I learned that the Great Palins Indians belivied the forces of nature controled their everyday lifes. I also learned that there tipies were not only their shelter but were sacred or holy. They also had sacred pipes and clothes.
2. They both had strong religious beliefs and both stayed in one place instead of moving around frequently. The Plains Indians relied on bisen for many things unlike the Anasazi.
3. What was their relation with over Indians in the different parts of what is now the USA? Did they know any others existed?
4. I liked how there were many pictures and that they were laybled. They could have put the text closer together though.
Ms. Jacobs period 8-9 products
1. I learned that the process of building a canoe was more dificult then I thought. They had many tools for hunting including bows, arrows, and spears.
2. Their clothing was very diferent from the anasazi. They also grew diferent foods such as pumpkin.
3. What kind of toold were used for carving and cutting? What did they look like?
4. They could have used better photo placing and they could have centered more things. I liked the picutes they used and how they bolded the pararaph headings.

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I explored the Time and Culture wedquest from Mr. Nekrosius's class, per. 8-9 and the Products of the Northeastern Native Americans webquest from Mrs. Jacob's class, per. 3-4.

1) I discovered that the early Native Americans of the Great Plains used up to fifteen buffalo hides as the walls of their tipi houses. I also discovered that the early Native Americans of the Great Plains ran bison off of cliffs and retrieved the dead bison and used them as food. This was one way that the people of the Great Plains hunted. One last thing that I discovered from exploring the two webquests was that the corn that the Wampanoag Tribe of the Northeastern Native American people harvested, was not a native crop. Infact, many types of birds gradually carried the corn and been seeds from the Southwest when they migrated.

2) One similarity from the two cultures that I explored, was that the people of both cultures were very skilled hunters, and both had the same hunting weapons: the spear and the bow and arrow. Another similarity among the two cultures, is that the Wampanoag people and the Cahokian people were eventually wiped out of their lands due to similar land owning and fighting problems that had arrised.

3) One question I have about the two cultures I have read about is, Why were all of the Native American Tribes so spreadout and separated from each other? Another question I have, is Why did the Native American people not multiply their tribes or start new tribes so that there would be more throughout the area? This way they could have discovered new things or benefited more on the resources that were there.

4) I really liked how the webquests had pictures next to the text that actually had something to do with the words, unlike others that just had pictures not related to anything they mentioned. I also liked how the backgrounds went with the theme and mood of the text and pictures. I learned a lot of interesting and unique information from the two webquests that I explored, and I hope that maybe I will get another chance to look at more.
Doyle, per. 3-4

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doyle 3-4
Mr. Nekrosius's 3-4 Structures webpage
Ms. Jacob's 3-4 Structures webpage

1. I discovered some very interesting things about both the plains tribes, and the ones of the northeast. The plains tribes built tipis which shows that they have many nomadic people there, because the point of a tipi was to be durable, strong and light enough to carry. They also built earth lodges, which shows that they also had permanent settlements and they had very extreme temperatures. The thing I found most impressing is that they had sweat lodges. It is remarkable that they knew about the benefits sweating that took us a long while to figure out. In the Northeast webpage I learned that wigwams were the first main structures which then paved way to longhouses which could be up to 150 feet long.
2. Both cultures had some tipis and some permanent structures. This shows that both had some harsh weather, because they either needed to move from place to place to find food, or needed to have building that could keep them warm in winter and cool in the summer.
3. What were the pros and cons about these structures?
4. I think for the plains webpage they could have made the paragraphs a little more together and had comments under the pictures explaining them. For the northeast webpage I think they could have made it a little more clear with the different pages, because it took me a second to realize how it worked.

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Native Americans had made the tipi. The tipi is strong, durable, and light. The poles of the tipi were made from pine or fur trees that got carved to be four inches wide at the bottom, and two inches wide at the top. Once the Native Americans got the poles, they needed to find buffalo hides. They had scrape the fur and flesh off of the buffalo. They would let the tipi dry in the sun, now they have another tipi! In the Northeast, the Natives had used Wigwams and Longhouses. Longhouses were long, thin, and rectangular. They had a number of fire pits in them so multiple generations of a family could live there. Wigwams looked like the top of an old-fashioned wagon that the pioneers had used.
2. The Wigwams and Longhouses compared to the tipi, were very different from each other. The people that had used the Wigwams and the Longhouses seem to have been slightly more advanced than the people who made the tipi.
3. Did these people with such different housing structures communicate with each other at some point in time so housing became the same?
4. The two web pages that I visited I thought were very helpful to me and very well written. Both of them had very good pictures and explanations, I couldn’t have done it better myself.
Doyle period 8-9

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Stacy said...

Daily LIfe on the Great Plains Tribes- Mr. Nekrosious 3/4
Daily Life-Ms. Jacobs 8/9
1.) In the Daily LIfe on the Great Plains Tribes, I learned the men were a big part of the Native American daily life because they would kill the buffalo which was their ''way of life.'' Also, the men would protect the tribe and the oldest man made almost all the decisions. The women were an important part as well because they made clothing and cooked food.
I learned from the Daily Life from Ms. Jacobs' class's webquest that women mainly cooked and farmed while the men fished and hunted. Most of the meat that the Natives Americans ate regularly were deer, rabbit and squirrel. I also learned that most of the foods we eat came from the settlers that ''invaded the culture of the Native Americans.''
2.) A similarity between the Cahokian and Wampanoag tribes is that the men hunted while the women sewed, cooked and farmed. A difference in the Wampanoag tribe from Cahokia is that women could participate in government while the women in Cahokia were not a part of the government.
A difference between Cahokia and the Great Plains Tribes is that Cahokians ate deer, nuts, and berries. The Great Plains Tribes ate beef jerky in the winter when they couldn't hunt buffalo and ate wild rice. A similarity between the two tribes would be that they both grew lots of tobacco.
3.) What is the main crop in these two places?
4.) The web page on Daily Life on the Great PLains Tribes web page from Mr. Nekrosious' class was nicely laid out. It has four pictures that helped me understand the material.
The web page on Daily Life from Ms. Jacob's class is well laid out. The layout doesn't distract me from what I am reading but helps me because of the five pictures.

Stacy 8-9

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doyle period 8-9
(I used the period 3-4 products group for Ms. Jacob and Mr. Nektosius 8-9 class website for products.)
1. The Wampanoag tribe hunted many animals that live in the water, such as fish like cod and herring, they also hunted seals, and whales. They also grew plants, such as pumpkins. Buffalo was the main food source of the Great plains. Bows were critical for their hunting and the tribes of the Great Plains are very well known for their weapons.
2. The Cahokians (which i studied) hunted fish like the Wampanoa. What is different from the Cahokians and the Great Plains tribes is that their main source of food is buffalo.
3. How did the Wampanoas ever think of making butter? why were their clothes so important to the Great Plains?
4. I like how the "product" page was split into 4 parts, but the separated pages were a little plain, but i like them. I like the backround of the Great plains website.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 I learned that there were common rituals in all tribes. And includes the sun dance and the ghost dance, which were some of the most important rituals of the New England Indian American Tribes. I also learned that men and women were found as equal people in the Wampanoag tribe, and just good for different jobs. One of the jobs was a sachem which was the man or woman in charge, and each village had. Usually the job was passed down from father to son but was also sometimes carried from father to daughter. One of the last things I learned about the Wampanoag tribe was that they hunted buffalo on horseback, because the buffalo could run from them so fast. And if they could not catch the buffalo it would have taken a great lot from them. They obviously ate the meat, but also used mashed brains as a preservative of skins, which were used for clothing and draping on teepees, and they also used the dung as fuel.

2 I found that all of the cultures had many, rituals that seem very odd to us, like the ghost and sun dance. And all of the cultures did really use all of buffalo, from its brains to its dung.

3 I would like to know if all of the Native American tribes ever met widely, if there was ever a huge gathering for a ritual. Or if there was a supreme ruler over all of the tribes like the president that met in a council like the senate.

4 For the most part I think that both Mr. Nekroshes’s and Ms. Jacob’s class did very well with their web pages. Including design, although I believe some of them could have used a little more effort, a little plain.

Rex Period 3-4

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I learned that the Wampanoag tribe had trouble with there population and that people were abandoning there villages. I also learned that the Wampanoag created the holiday Thanksgiving. I also learned that the Native Americans skinned buffalo for teppes and clothes. It was a big addition to their culture.

Well i noticed that it did have the same information. The two cultures I read about both explained about the rituals the Indians had. Rituals were a big thing for the Native Americans.

How many rituals did the Native Americans have a year?

I thought that the layout was fantastic. With the pictures and how each paragraph had new information. I thought it was interesting. Over all it was pretty good.

Sam 1
Mrs. Doyle
Period 3-4
-- Mrs. Doyle I am sorry for not getting it to you on time. I know I will not get credit for this but I wanted to let you know that I did it anyways.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Peggy Doyle said...

Ms. Jacobs
Period 8-9

One thing I discovered about the Native Americans of the North East was that they lived in wigwams and longhouses. I also discovered that the largest longhouses were two stories high and up to one hundred fifty feet long! A third thing that I learned was that special, smaller wigwams were built for women during their period.
One similarity between the Cahokians and the tribes of the North East was that they both built mounds, although they were used for different purposes.
Did the chief of a tribe have a separate, more furnished wigwam in which he dwelled?
I think it was really interesting having a black background and white writing. I also like how they had a photo gallery. Nice job!

Mr. Nekrosius
Period 3-4

One thing I discovered about the Native Americans of the Great Plains was that it took fifteen separate bison hides to make one tipi! I also discovered that they built earth lodges that were fifty feet wide in diameter. A third thing I discovered about the Native Americans of the Great Plains was that they built small structures called sweat lodges, which were similar to a modern day sweat bath.
One similarity between the Cahokians and the Native Americans of the Great Plains was that they both performed ceremonial rituals; Cahokians on mounds, Great Plain tribes in sweat lodges.
How many people could fit in an earth lodge?
I really liked how they used pictures with subtler, softer colors. It complimented the natural background and lent an organic feel to the webpage. Good job, guys!
Period 8-9

7:20 AM  

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