Encounter Kits

Ponca Tribe

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Encounter Kits

Large kits include a teacher's guide, specimens, and five fun activities for learning.

Fee: $35.00/week + return shipping
Rental duration: 1 week


Teacher's Guide

Summary of Contents

ACTIVITY ONE - STORIES OF THE PONCA TRIBE

Learning Objective:
Children learn storytelling as a means of recording history.

Contents:
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

Learning Objective:
Students touch parts of a buffalo and experience what they feel and smell like. Learn how people used the different parts of the buffalo.

Contents:
Buffalo Box
Investigative Reporting worksheet
Making Connections worksheet
Traditional Uses of the Buffalo (9 sheets)
Buffalo picture


ACTIVITY THREE - PONCA LANGUAGE

Learning Objective:
Students listen to and practice using Ponca words for colors, seasons and numbers from one to ten.

Contents:
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

Learning Objective:
Students re-enact the Trial of Standing Bear.

Contents:
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

Learning Objective:
Students learn about the Ponca Tribe in a fast paced game-show type of activity.

Contents:
Ponca Jeopardy questions (teacher's copy)
Jeopardy game cards
2 Hand bells