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Students will understand that fire can be helpful to people and fire can hurt and destroy. Students will listen to a Karuk creation story, called “Fire Race”. This story explain how fire came to the people, with the help of the animals Students will discuss how fire has helped people accomplish a variety of important, everyday tasks. Students will also learn about fire safety by reading through a “Fire Safety Coloring Book”.
In this two-part lesson, students sample and discuss Native foods, and they learn how Native American people grow, harvest, gather, and cook a variety of food. Students also learn how Native American people cared for the land and utilized the food resources that the land provided.
Students learn about a variety of land issues including the Dawes Act of 1887, checkerboarded land ownership, fractionated land ownership, as well as wills and probate.