The year 1491 is noted as the last year before Europeans began their activities that devastated so many Native Americans. This episode features the first part of the Video Native Americans Part 7: 1491.
Watching Episode 93
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Watching Episode 93 in segments
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A last look at America before Columbus – that’s the focus of this episode. We also do a quick review of the Past Perfect Verb Tense. In this episode, viewers watch part 1 of 1491 – the seventh video in a series on Native Americans produced by LetzCreate Productions. While the previous episode was heavy on grammar and usage, this episode is heavy on content. We’re trying to get some sense of how some Native Americans lived at a time when only Native Americans inhabited America.
This episode includes part of an interview with Pat McMillan – curator of the Favell Museum of Western Art in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Thomas Doty – a Native American storyteller sharing his knowledge of the Takelma people from Southern Oregon.
Listening Comprehension is the main language focus of this episode. The objective is that the viewer – having seen and heard many videos on the subject of Native Americans – will be able to comprehend and increasing amount of content in videos on the same subject.
Relate a past event, action, or situation in relation to other past events, actions, and situations using the Past Progressive Verb Tense.
Academic Content Objectives
Locate the areas of some tribes using a map of North America.
Name some indigenous tribes that inhabited various regions in North America.
Name the main food sources of Native American groups in the Pacific Northwest.
Trace the migration of the Navajo people to the Southwest region. Describe some of the conflicts that occurred during the Navajo Migration.
Identify beliefs and values of the Navajo people in terms of how they interacted with their environment. Explain the concept of balance as held by the Navajo.
Videos Used in Episode 93
This episode was largely focussed on the Seventh video in the Native American series. We features Part 1 of that video. Here’s the link to the video: click here. We’ll use Part 2 of this video in a subsequent episode.
In this Episode, we reviewed the Past Perfect Verb Tense. Here are the visuals we used in Episode 93:
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