Summary of Contents
ACTIVITY ONE - STORIES OF THE PONCA TRIBE
Children learn storytelling as a means of recording history.
Ponca Storyteller video tape or DVD
Story trancript cards:
Legend of the Butterfly (4 copies)
Legend of the Sacred Pole (4 copies)
Legend of the Smoke Maker (4 copies)
Stories of the Ponca viewing chart
ACTIVITY TWO - TOUCHING THE BUFFALO
Students touch parts of a buffalo and experience what they feel and smell like. Learn how people used the different parts of the buffalo.
Investigative Reporting worksheet
Making Connections worksheet
Traditional Uses of the Buffalo (9 sheets)
ACTIVITY THREE - PONCA LANGUAGE
Students listen to and practice using Ponca words for colors, seasons and numbers from one to ten.
3 Sets of Ponca language flashcards
Ponca audio tape
10 Imitation eagle feathers
Fabric swatches (9 colors)
ACTIVITY FOUR - RE-ENACT THE TRIAL OF STANDING BEAR
Students re-enact the Trial of Standing Bear.
Trial of Standing Bear video tape or DVD
Trial of Standing Bear script (teacher's copy)
Trial of Standing Bear script
ACTIVITY FIVE - PONCA JEOPARDY
Students learn about the Ponca Tribe in a fast paced game-show type of activity.
Ponca Jeopardy questions (teacher's copy)
Jeopardy game cards
2 Hand bells