Native American Eyes
People who used
to see Native American culture represented only in the fall as an exotic
extra - just after we study dinosaurs and just before we study
Columbus - now can study both Science and the real deal about
Students and teachers
now can learn unexpected things about Americas first cultures
at the same time as doing their required science lessons, applying their
computer skills, and having fun.
Native American Eyes is the first interactive multimedia
CD Rom that meets American National Content Standards for middle school
science while addressing scientific concepts from within Native American
culture. The CD is recommended for grades 5 through adult levels
||Students are tested
and automatically graded, and are apprised of their own progress throughout
the CD, seeing at any point what they have left to do. There are Entry
and Exit tests, as well as true-false and multiple choice quizzes, and
tracking, Help pages, printable PDF files, activities, lessons, experiments,
and vocabulary words appropriate to each section help teachers to grade
and evaluate each students work as they go through the CD.
||The first of Cradleboards planned fifteen core curriculum CDs, it addresses
the scientific principles underlying sound, friction, and lodge construction
which are presented as interactive media via video, audio, text, and animation.
Nature of Sound How Sound Travels
Sound Waves Frequency Amplitude
How Flutes Work Drums
Rattles Mouth Bows
Apache Fiddles Powwow
Cradleboard Juke Box
||Principles of Sound
includes multimedia lessons- videos, animation, audio and interactive
text to help students to understand how instruments work. Students study
Native American flutes, drums, rattles, mouth bows, and Apache violin
- live and interactive in multisensory ways that print alone just cant
the lessons they learn in the Principles of Sound section, students get
to listen to some of Native Americas best traditional, powwow, instrumental,
and contemporary artists by way of the built in Cradleboard Juke Box
|This year students
can study SOUND - frequency, amplitude, decibels, and wave lengths etc.
- by using interactive sliders like recording studios use.
Construction materials and methods
Pueblo Adobe Houses Plains Tipis Wigwams
Earth Lodges Apache Wikiups Longhouses
In the Native
American Lodges section, you learn how and why different Tribal groups
have made various styles of homes, and the benefits and constraints
of the materials they use.
Sound, & Motion Making Fire Grinding Tools
Sleds & Toboggans Snow Snake - a traditional
|Principles of Friction
uses video, slide show, narration, and text to teach how friction is at
work when we make fire; when we grind things; and when we use sleds and
Students can play a simple interactive animated game based on the traditional
Native American sport of Snow Snake, to reinforce what they have just
studied about friction and speed.
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