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Native American Dance SS2H1, SS2H2, SS2G2, SS4H1, SS8H1, SS8H5
Students see traditional Cherokee and inter-tribal dances such as the hoop dance. Elaborate traditional regalia and ritualized movements convey meaning and tell stories. Presenters explain the dances and their meanings within native cultures. 1 hour.
Georgia's Native Americans SS2H1, SS2H2, SS2G2, SS4H1, SS8H1, SS8H5
This 2-part program highlights Creek and Cherokee Indian cultures and the impact of Europeans on these cultures.
Part 1: Students meet a pre-contact Georgia Indian, learning about the lifestyles and material culture of early natives. Students also experience an historic-era Creek or Cherokee Indian trading camp, which demonstrates how European traders and natives interacted. 1 hour.
Part 2: Students meet Sequoyah, learning about the Cherokee syllabary and its tremendous impact on Cherokee culture. Cherokee craftsmen show students trades that became popular with European settlement. Demonstrator portray 18th century Cherokee culture, teach about the Treaty of New Echota and the Trail of Tears. 1 hour.
Native Skills (SS2H2, SS4H1, SS8H1) How did Native Americans live? What did they eat and wear? What did they use for shelter and transportation? Learn the answers to these questions while you see everyday objects being made from natural materials such as deer hide, wood, stone, bone and shell. 1 hour.
Hernando DeSoto (SS8H1) In 1540 DeSoto crossed what is now Georgia. His explorations and the impact they had on native cultures changed the course of history and set the stage for European domination. Students meet DeSoto and learn about his life and exploration of the New World. 1 hour.
European Frontiersmen SS4H2, SS8H1 What did the first European traders want from native Americans and what did natives want in return? Where did the Europeans come from and how did they survive? See demonstrations of primitive skills and learn about the partnerships forged on the frontier. 1 hour.
Colonial Georgia with James Oglethorpe (SS2H1, SS2G2, SS4H3, SS8H2)
General Oglethorpe tells about the founding of Georgia, describing the way European settlers lived, the trials they faced, and both the cooperation and antagonism with Native Americans. He talks about his friendships with Creek Indians Tomochichi and Mary Musgrove. The pages of Oglethorpe's diary come to life in this highly engaging presentation. 1 hour.
the American Revolution SS4H4, SS4H5, SS8H3, SSUSH3 Meet a soldier from General Washington's army. Quotes from diaries and soldiers' letters bring authenticity to this vivid portrayal of the hardships experienced during the American Revolution. 1 hour.
The Civil War (SS5H1, SS8H6, SSUSH9)
Students meet an African slave, who discusses her life, tells stories, and gives her perspective on why the war is being fought. A soldier (Union, Confederate or Cherokee scout) discusses why he believes he was sent to war and shows students the daily hardships of his life by demonstrating his camp gear and lifestyle. 1 hour.
Cherokee Storytelling SS2H1, SS2H2, SS2G2, SS4H1, SS8H1, SS8H5
Students begin to understand Cherokee culture as they hear stories and myths told by a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Cherokee history and values were maintain through oral tradition until Sequoyah's syllabary in the early 19th century, so their role was and continues to be very important. 45 minutes. more programs