Nick H. and Phillip

Topic: We want to learn more about the Ojibwa children.


Questions that will help me learn about my topic:
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1. What kind of sports did they play?
2. Are any of their sports similar to ours now?
3. What was their favorite toy/game?
4. What were Ojibwa children's hobbies?
5. How were Ojibwa children educated?
6. Was there a schoolhouse, or a place of learning?
7. Did the Ojibwa parents teach? Was their a teacher?
8. As a hobby, did they collect rocks? NO
9. What was their favorite meal? Did they have the same meals every day?
10. Are their any differences between their sports and our sports?

Research
Take your notes here. Use bullet points to separate your notes. Cite your notes so that you remember where they came from!
  • (1) When an Ojibwa baby was born, it was cherished.
  • (2) Ojibwa boys grow up to be hunters.
  • (3) Girls were taught to stay near the tribe's camp where they learned to build wigwams, and also how to cook.
  • (4) Boys learned habits of animals and of the woodlands. Also, courage and independent behavior were taught.
  • (5) They did not go to school. They were taught by their parents.
  • (6) During snowfall, the children had snowball fights. They also played a game called SnowSnake. The object of the game was to see how far one could slide the stick.
  • (7) The children of the Ojibwa tribe made tops and toy canoes.
  • (8) For some time, native children were forced to leave their homes and go to schools where they learned english, and to get western clothes and customs.
  • (9) Hunger hardship, and illness became a way of life.
  • (10) When a boy of proper age became a man, his father took him on a vision quest.
  • (11) When a baby was born, it was tied to a craddle board.
  • (12) Both adults and children made wood figures.
  • (13) Adults encouraged their daughters a skilled fisherman or hunter as their husband.
  • (14) Elders taught the young Ojibwa Customs.
  • (15) Girls remain with their mothers and Elders.
  • (16) An Ojibwa girl was not considered a women until after her first menstruation.
  • (17) Stuffed animals were always the first toys the Ojibwa children received.
  • (18) The Ojibwa usually used games to teach their children tons of things, including good behavior, safe behavior, and other important manners and Ojibwa skills.
  • (19) Indian children were forced to go to schools where they learned to dress, act as american children, and speak.
  • (20) Spring was the time for fishing in the Ojibwa tribe. The Ojibwa tribe caught fish using a long pole with a sharp point. They also used the nets that the Ojibwa women had made while staying at the maple syrup camps.
  • (21) If an Ojibwa child cried out in fear, he or she could give away the place of a hiding Ojibwa family. Children were taught from childhood to keep still, no matter what.
  • (22) The Ojibwa tribe seemed to never use names. Older relatives of families were called by their family names, such as - Brother, Aunt, Grandmother, etc. Children had names that showed their position in their family. Their name might be something like Number One Boy or Number Three Girl.
  • (23) Lacrosse was played with two poles or sticks. At the end of each pole was a piece of net, shaped like a basket to catch a ball. This is probably where we got lacrosse from!
  • (24) Butterfly Hide and Seek was a very quiet game. Children were taught never to hurt or harm a butterfly. To the Ojibwa people, a butterfly was considered a gift of good luck if you stayed so quiet that a butterfly would trust you and land on you.
  • (25) The Moccasin Game was a very noisy game. You had to get permission from village elders to play the Moccasin Game. To play the Moccasin Game, you needed four moccasins, a pebble, and a stick. The players were divided into two sides, called the finders and the keepers.

Resources
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. The Library of Native Americans: The Ojibwe
  2. The Library of Native Americans: The Ojibwe
  3. The Library of Native Americans: The Ojibwe
  4. The Library of Native Americans: The Ojibwe
  5. The Library of Native Americans: The Ojibwe
  6. The Library of Native Americans: The Ojibwe
  7. The Library of Native Americans: The Ojibwe
  8. The Library of Native Americans: The Ojibwe
  9. The Library of Native Americans: The Ojibwa
  10. The Library of Native Americans: The Ojibwe
  11. The Library of Native Americans: The Ojibwe
  12. The Library of Native Americans: The Ojibwe
  13. The Ojibwa: Indians of North America
  14. The Ojibwa: Indians of North America
  15. The Ojibwa: Indians of North America
  16. The Ojibwa: Indians of North America
  17. http://nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/northeast/ojibwa/kids.html
  18. http://nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/northeast/ojibwa/kids.html
  19. A New True Book: The Chippewa
  20. http://nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/northeast/ojibwa/food.html
  21. http://nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/northeast/ojibwa/kids.html
  22. http://nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/northeast/ojibwa/kids.html
  23. http://nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/northeast/ojibwa/lacrosse.html
  24. http://nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/northeast/ojibwa/butterflygame.html
  25. http://nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/northeast/ojibwa/moccasingame.html


Plan for your Final Product
What are you going to create to share what you have learned?
  • Prezi/Quiz.
  • Gamestar Mechanic: Games/Customs


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