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Woven Together: Weaving Traditions of the Pacific North Coast

Meet the Nuu–chah–nulth people of British Columbia. Discover what Nuu–chah–nulth weaving and whale hunting have to do with one another. Learn to speak Nuu–chah–nulth words. Try an easy weaving activity at home using the same styles as the Nuu–chah–nulth.

Resource Information

grades   3 4 5 6
nations
Nootka, Nuu–chah–nulth
subjects
Art Education, Social Studies
regions
North America, Northwest Coast
keywords
cedar, hat, plaiting, spruce root, twining, weaving, whaling
Essential Understandings More Close

1: American Indian Cultures
Culture is a result of human socialization. People acquire knowledge and values by interacting with other people through common language, place, and community. In the Americas, there is vast cultural diversity among more than 2,000 tribal groups. Tribes have unique cultures and ways of life that span history from time immemorial to the present day.

2: Time, Continuity, and Change
Indigenous people of the Americas shaped life in the Western Hemisphere for millennia. After contact, American Indians and the events involving them greatly influenced the histories of the European colonies and the modern nations of North, Central, and South America. Today, this influence continues to play significant roles in many aspects of political, legal, cultural, environmental, and economic issues. To understand the history and cultures of the Americas requires understanding American Indian history from Indian perspectives.

3: People, Places, and Environments
For thousands of years, indigenous people have studied, managed, honored, and thrived in their homelands. These foundations continue to influence American Indian relationships and interactions with the land today.


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Academic Standards More Close

Common Core State Standards

CCSS.ELA-Reading.CCRA.RL.1
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (High School)–National Council for the Social Studies

I. Culture.
Knowledge–How individuals learn elements of their culture through interactions with other members of the culture group.

II. Time, Continuity, and Change.
Knowledge–Key symbols and traditions that are carried form the past into the present by diverse cultures in the United States and world.

III. People, Places, and Environments.
Knowledge–The theme of people, places, and environments involves the study of location, place and the interactions of people with their surroundings.


College, Career, & Civic Life–C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards

D2.Geo.4.3-5
Explain how culture influences the way people modify and adapt to their environments.