Teacher Resources

Cartograf Scenario: Indigenous Territories around 1500

Did the Algonquian and Iroquoian peoples live in the same type of territory?

Human populations live on all sorts of territories. Some of them adapted very well to the characteristics of their territory, while others simply adapted the territory to meet their needs.
The Iroquoian and Algonquian people lived in territories that had different characteristics. These features influenced their lifestyle. Would you be able to recognize those features?

In this scenario, students will choose one of the two societies, either Iroquoian or Algonquian. They will then:
1- Read the text that describes their way of life.
2- On the map, find the marker points that describe the characteristics of that group’s territory.
3- Complete the chart on the characteristics of their territory
4- Compare the way of life of your chosen society with that studied by one of your classmates.