A River, Dead or Alive: Native Americans and European Colonists' Treatment of a River

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will learn the different philosophies of the Native Americans and European Colonists on the usage of natural resources by studying the Nashua River. This lesson also has adaptations for diverse learners (ELLs).
Author: 
Jane Chambers
Grade Range: 
4-5
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Supplemental Files: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
National Geography Standards: 
6: How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions
12: The processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement
13: How the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth's surface
14: How human actions modify the physical environment
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future