Students read booklet (with photos) surveying Osage foods, food sources - wild & cultivated, preparation, and related customs of past and present and answer review questions.
Students read two fact sheets and complete 1 set of questions analyzing early methods and annual cycles of farming & hunting and food preparation; evaluate difficulty of survival; and design a parfleche (food storage) bag.
Students read background on food gathering knowledge and customs, today’s scientific names for plants, and complete mini-research outline on three wild plants used by the Osage.
Students read text summarizing importance, view poster of traditional uses of bison & evaluate most important, complete connect dots activity.
Students read webpage of IBC and compare Native Nations’ use of bison to white settlers and hunters, and learn about revitalization efforts; complete review questions.
Students research the bison animal and conservation efforts of bison in Osage area.
Students choose an article, and interpret its unique perspective on the bison; write a summary including paraphrasing and quotations.
Students compare food traditions of past to those of today; recognize loss of connection to food production and lack of exercise; they complete a chart outlining physical exercise (aerobic + strengthening) involved in early Osage food-ways; then design food-producing exercise plan for today (gardening, etc.).