|A Native American
A WebQuest for MS Students
|You are a ......|
You decide! Remember, The names of Indians were denoted by natural objects, birds, animals, etc.,
The following moons, or months, are those adopted by the American Indian Association after careful study, and are approved as being most nearly correct by Dr. Charles Eastman, Strong Wolf, Running Bear and other prominent Indians.
Where two or more names are given for the same month, we have selected the one which can be gestured and pictured most easily, and is most generally used.
JANUARY. Snow Moon (or Cold Moon), make signs for MOON and SNOW.
FEBRUARY. Hunger Moon; make signs for MOON and HUNGRY.
MARCH. Crow Moon (Awaking Moon or Warm Moon); make signs for MOON, BIRD and BLACK.
APRIL. Grass Moon (Geese Moon); make signs for MOON and GRASS.
MAY. Planting Moon (Flower Moon); make signs for MOON, DIG and GROW.
JUNE. Rose Moon (Buck Moon); make signs for MOON and ROSE.
JULY. Heat Moon (Blood Moon); make signs for MOON, SUN and HOT.
AUGUST. Thunder Moon (Sturgeon Moon); make signs for MOON and THUNDER.
SEPTEMBER. Hunting Moon (Corn Festival Moon); make signs for MOON and HUNT.
OCTOBER. Falling Leaf Moon (Traveling Moon); make signs for MOON and LEAF, with a falling motion.
NOVEMBER. Beaver Moon (Mad Moon); make signs for MOON and BEAVER.
DECEMBER. Long Night Moon; make signs for MOON, NIGHT, and LONG TIME.
NOTE: The meaning and derivation
Longfellow was deeply interested in pictography, and gave the best and briefest description of nine symbols that has ever been compiled. It is given in the following verse from Hiawatha.
For the earth he drew a straight line,
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|This WebQuest was created as
a collaboration between the Technology, ELA, and Social Studies
Departments at Taconic Hills Middle School. The WebQuest was
designed by Mrs. Ueland
(Computer Technology Teacher, Lead Tech Facilitator) based upon a
lesson plan from Mr.
McDonald (6th Grade Teacher).
This WebQuest was created to be used in a 6th grade class. The topics covered are inline with NYS ELA , NYS Social Studies and Technology standards.
For more information, e-mail Mrs. Ueland.