Topic: we want to learn more about the native americans education.

Questions that will help me learn about my topic:
Need help thinking of good questions? Here are some question starters.
1. how old where they when they started hunting?
2. was there a age when they stopped learning?
3. were they taught how to survive?
4. when they were taught were they separated into age groups?
5. what kinds of school equipment did they use?
6. did they learn all day?
7. did they have a alphabet?
8. did they learn about the animals they hunted?
9. did they learn at home?
10. How old where you when you started learning?


Take your notes here. Use bullet points to separate your notes. Cite your notes so that you remember where they came from!

  • iroquoian children did not go to school, they learned every thing by watching and listening.
  • girls watched as the women in the village worked together and this is how they learned.
  • Everyone leaned the traditional songs and dances when they were young.
  • Children were taught that each person in the village was important but still needed the others who lived there.
  • Children are taught to respect the land and everything that came from it.
  • when the children were 7 years old children began leaning the skills they would need as adults.
  • girls spent time with there mother aunts and female cousins, who taught them how to prepare and preserve food.
  • the boy watched the men build canoes and tools for hunting and fishing.
  • The girls learned to make clothes and the boys learned to hunt.
  • the children didn't have a school, instead learned at home.
  • Children were taught from babyhood to keep still If they did not have a reason to be noisy.
  • girls made doll dishes. They prepared doll meals. This was the way mothers taught very small children the skills they would need when they got older.
  • The boys were given little bows and arrows, and instructions from the men on how to use them safely and effectively.
  • The Ojibwa used games to teach their children many things, including good behavior, safe behavior, and other important manners and skills.
  • If a child cried out in fear, he or she could give away the position of a hiding Ojibwa family.
  • Upset people can forget themselves.
  • The Ojibwa did not believe in spanking or hitting children.
  • Stuffed animals were usually the first toys Ojibwa children received. They were made with animal hide and fur and sweet grass stuffing. Girls had birch bark dolls.
  • good behavior, safe behavior, and other important manners and skills.

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 page: 17
  2. native american eastern great lakes tribes page: 8,9,10,11,16,17.
  3. [[|Ojibwa Kids, Self Control, Age Names,]]
  4. garage band

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