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Iroquois (Haudenosaunee-People of the Longhouse) and Algonquian People adapted to the environment in which they settled

The 7th grade NYS Social Studies curriculum encourages teachers to teach about the NYS environment and how it affected the early cultures of the Iroquois and the Algonquian. The curriculum is stated as follows:
Iroquois (Haudenosaunee—People of the Longhouse) and Algonquian People adapted to the environment in which they settled

1. Geographic regions of New Yo r k
2. Diversity of flora and fauna
3. Seasons and weather patterns
4. Kinds of Settlements and Settlement patterns

Iroquois and Algonquian Cultures Lesson Plan

In my opinion, it is important to split this content up into three different social studies differentiated instruction lesson plans.
When I made the Geographic Regions of NYS lesson plan, I focused on the geographic regions of NY, diversity of flora and fauna, and the weather patterns. I also added the Great Lakes and the major natural waterways of NYS. I did this to show the importance of water that will be built upon in the next lesson plan.
In the Iroquois and Algonquian Cultures lesson, I put the kind of settlements and settlement patterns in which incorporates the following part of the 7th grade NYS social studies curriculum:
The Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) developed cultural patterns that reflected their needs and values
1. Creation and religious beliefs
2. Importance of the laws of nature and the wise use of natural resources
3. Patterns of time and space
4. Family and kinship
5. Education
6. Conceptions of land ownership and use
7. Language
C. Algonquian Culture
1. Spiritual beliefs
2. Spatial patterns
The Iroquois Confederacy Lesson Plan focuses on the Government and gender roles within the government.
You can find these lesson plans by clicking on the links below:
Written by,
Kasha Mastrodomenico (connect with me on linkedin)

Where can you find a New York State Geographic Regions lesson plan?

New York State Geographic Regions Lesson Plan

New York State Geographic Regions Lesson Plan

New York State Geographic Regions Lesson Plan

The New York State Geographic Regions Lesson Plan is here! The New York State Geographic Regions PowerPoint mini-lesson has beautiful pictures that will bring the content to life for your students. The slides include a map of Geographic Regions of NYS, a map of Major Natural Waterways of NYS, a map of the Great Lakes, the flora of NYS, the fauna of NYS, the seasons and weather of NYS, vocabulary, and essential questions. It can be found by following this link: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Geographic-Regions-of-NYS-PowerPoint

The NYS Geographic Regions Lesson Plan includes 3 ability levels of the vocabulary activity, note sheets to go along with the PowerPoint, 3 different map activities focusing on The Great Lakes, Major Natural Waterways in NYS, and NYS Geographic Regions as well as the key for grading and an expository paragraph writing assignment with grading checklist bring in the Common Core Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.2. It can be found by clicking on the link below:


Click on the links below to find out more about the NYS Geographic Regions Lesson Plan and PowerPoint mini-lesson.

What does the Geographic Regions of NYS PowerPoint and lesson plan include?

You can find a chart that lists all of my social studies differentiated instruction lesson plans that follow the NYS standards and curriculum as well as the Common Core by clicking here.

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico