Mystery Picture
                - Name the Tribe

Presented by Ms. Jennings' Second Grade Class

Students worked in pairs and used clues in photographs to infer which Native American group (the Powhatan, Lakota, or Pueblo) was depicted in their photo.  They used ThingLink to mark their clues on their picture.  Then they used Tellagami to explain how they knew what tribe was depicted in their photo.

Take a look at their final products below by hovering over each picture to see what they tagged and to also view their explanations.  Can you guess the tribe before they tell you?

This project covered the following Objectives:

Virginia Reading SOL 2.9 - make inferences

Virginia Social Studies SOL 2.2 - compare the lives of three American Indian groups


Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
          a.  Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.

Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.

        a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a                          variety of digital environments and media

       b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a                        variety of media and formats
       d. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems

Critical thinking, Problem solving, and Decision making
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.


Prior to this project, students used websites, videos, and their textbook to learn more about the three different tribes.  You can access the website here -
(The access key is the same one as westu.) 

Students used graphic organizers to help them keep track of their research on each tribe.  They then constructed a cube for each tribe using Kidspiration to show a graphic representation of different attributes of each tribe (Region, Home, Transportation, Occupation, Location).  Finally they used their three cubes to compare and contrast the three different tribes.

Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

         b.  Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information
              from a variety of sources and media     
         c.  Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the
              appropriateness to specific tasks
         d.  Process data and report results

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