Topic: I want to learn more about Being a Native American Kid.
Jake W. & Luke T.

Questions that will help me learn about my topic:
Need help thinking of good questions?Here are some question starters.
1. What games did they play?
2. Why did the boys go into the woods and fast while staying awake until they saw the manitou when they where 10-14
3. Do kids have certain jobs
4. Do the kids sleep in beds
5. Do they go to school
6. Who made the meals
7. What did boys and girls do different
8. What did they do if they get sick
9. What games do they play
10. When did the kids learn to hunt
11. How many kids are there usually in each family

Take your notes here. Use bullet points to separate your notes. Cite your notes so that you remember where they came from!
  • Children were taught by the elders of the camp. (1)
  • If you were native american your name would be number one boy or number one girl depending on if you were first second or third born so if you were third born and a boy then you would be boy number three (Ojibwa only) (2)
  • Girls would berry fast to mark the end of there childhood berry fasting is when a girl doesn't eat berries for one year. (1)
  • Babies were wrapped on cradleboards which their mothers carried everywhere (1)
  • Girls were taught how to bite designs into birchbark (1)
  • Boys ended their childhood when they were 10-14 (1)
  • Boys went on a vision quest to find his guardian and guide for life, the manitou (1)
  • Most Anishinabe families had only 1 or 2 children (1)
  • Anishabe families saw their children as a gift (1)
  • Anishabe learned to share willingly when they were 7 (1)
  • Ages 10-14 the girls met with older people in their family to learn the role of a mother (1)
  • Cradleboards were like backpacks for their babies (1)
  • Biting birchbark favorite winter pastime (1)
  • Cradleboards warm and snug (1)
  • Layer of moss on cradleboard acted as diaper for baby (1)
  • layer of moss on cradleboard kept baby dry (1)
  • grandparents teach children spirituality (1)
  • well mothers worked they hung or propped their cradleboards against trees (1)
  • children learned about the creation of the world (1)
  • children learned about various spirits (1)

Copy and paste URLs to good websites or databases that you find here. It will make it easy for you to visit those good websites next time you work on your project!
  1. Life in an Anishinabe Camp 16,17
  2. digital bcs

Plan for your Final Product
What are you going to create to share what you have learned?
  • Glogster
  • Plan

Final Product