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The Americas: A Picture Diagram in Inspiration

Students will gain knowledge of Native Americans through the use of Inspiration and Appleworks.


  • Students will gain knowledge of the origins of Native Americans and the locations, cultures of different groups.
  • Students will use computers with Inspiration and AppleWorks to create a diagram showing the 3 main areas where Native Americans lived.
  • Each student will complete a small part of the diagram to share with the rest of the class


  • Assign small sections of the chapter to individual students to take notes on.
  • Have students with type or copy/paste their section into the appropriate place in the Inspiration diagram.

Sunshine State Standards

  • SS.A.2.4.1
  • SS.A.2.4.10
  • LA.A.1.4.4
  • LA.A.2.4.8

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publication, communication, and productivity.
  • Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem solving, and decision making in content learning.
  • Use technology tools and resources for managing and communicating personal/professional information (e.g., finances, schedules, addresses, purchases, correspondence).


  • Computers
  • Textbooks
  • Internet
  • Inspiration
  • AppleWorks
  • Flash drives
  • Projector


  • Students work in teams to complete the diagram.
  • Students prepare presentations of each section of the diagram

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