EARLY OSAGE FOODS & AGRICULTURE
Intro to Osage FoodsGrades 3-12 Language Arts Social Studies Science
Students read booklet (with photos) surveying Osage foods, food sources - wild & cultivated, preparation, and related customs of past and present and answer review questions.
Early Farming, Hunting & Food PreservationGrades 4-12 Language Arts Social Studies Art
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.
- Early Osage Foods Preservation Fact Sheet
- Early Osage Farming and Bison Hunting - Fact Sheet
- Preservation + Farming & Hunting Qs
- Preservation + Farming & Hunting Qs KEY
- Parfleche Design & Color activity
Edible Wild PlantsGrades 3-12 Social Studies Science
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.
- Edible Wild Plants Fact Sheet
- Edible Wild Plants Qs & More
- Edible Wild Plants Qs & More - KEY
- Edible Plant Research outline
Introduction to the BuffaloGrades 3-12 Language Arts Social Studies
Students read text summarizing importance, view poster of traditional uses of bison & evaluate most important, complete connect dots activity.
- Introduction to the Buffalo Guide
- Importance of the Buffalo
- Traditional Uses of Bison poster
- Connect dots - Bison activity
Intertribal Buffalo Council lessonGrades 7-12 Language Arts Social Studies
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.
- Intertribal Buffalo Council Lesson Link & Review Qs
- Intertribal Buffalo Council Lesson Review Qs KEY
Bison Science - ResearchGrades 4-12 Science Social Studies
Students research the bison animal and conservation efforts of bison in Osage area.
Perspectives on Bison - Interpret ArticlesGrades 9-12 Language Arts Social Studies
Students choose an article, and interpret its unique perspective on the bison; write a summary including paraphrasing and quotations.
Food-ways, Exercise & Health TodayGrades 4-12 Social Studies Science Health
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.).