Native People of the Southwest: The Hopi

Did you know that many Hopi still live in the pueblos their ancestors build on desert mesas hundreds of years ago?  Participants will study Hopi culture in this interactive, hands-on presentation by examining cultural materials from our collections.  Students will learn about ancestral traditions still observed in modern Hopi communities and will discover the many surprising resources available in the desert, how the Hopi use them, and Hopi beliefs about their world.  

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Educational Standards

Common Core

Teachers needing to meet standards will find that Native People of the Southwest addresses Common Core ELA standards by teaching students how to act like historians, use cultural objects as primary resources, “read” cultural objects, and use academic vocabulary.  Exposure to this program will also help students “come to understand other perspectives and cultures.”*

* Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, page 7

Additional Rhode Island Standards

Civics & Government: Standards C&G 5(7-8)-1; C&G 5(K-4)-2
Historical Perspectives: Standards HP 1(K-8)-1; HP 2(5-8)-2; HP 2(K-8)-3; HP 3(5-6)-1; HP 3(K-8)-2
Dance: Standards D 2(K-8)-1
Music: Standards M 2(K-8)-1; M 2(5-6)-2

Massachusetts Standards

Social Science (Gr. 4):  4.15A; 4.24; 4.25; 4.28
Social Science (Gr. 5):  5.2
Science and Technology (K-2):  Life Sciences 1, 6, 8
Science and Technology (3-5):  Life Sciences 8 & 10
Arts (Gr. 4):  Visual Arts 1, 5