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4th grade: Haudenosaunee: Magazine Project Instructions

Resources and information about the Haudenosaunee.

Your Project

Essential Questions:

  • How can we share our knowledge of historical Haudenosaunee life so that others learn about this important culture?
  • How can we best share and teach about a culture that is not ours without excluding the voices of that culture?


  • You will work with your Topic Group to write a shared Feature Article. Our whole class will create a Haudenosaunee Magazine!
  • Your entry will contain:
    • A careful, detailed hand-drawn illustration that connects to your topic
    • 1-2 paragraphs about your topic, that connect with your other group members’ work.


  1. First, research your topic by finding:
  • 10-15 helpful images connected to your topic
  • 5-10 more key terms/important vocabulary words connected to your topic
  • Important facts about your topic in the following areas. You might not have facts for every question, but you should have many facts for most areas:
    • Who?
    • What?
    • Where?
    • When?
    • Why?
    • How?


  1. Next, with your Topic Group, plan the subheadings/parts of your Group’s feature article.
  • Your article will be about the topic of your group, but each member will write about a different subtopic.
  • Decide which graphic/image each member will create to go with the group’s article.


  1. Next, create a first draft of your feature article contribution by:
  • Creating a careful, neat and accurate black and white drawing connected to your subtopic that includes some labels of important parts.
  • Writing 1-2 paragraphs of important information about your topic that includes key terms/vocabulary
    • Each paragraph should include a clear topic sentence and supporting details


  1. After that, you will complete a feedback/revision cycle by:
  • Sharing your first draft with a Feedback Group. They will give you kind, helpful and specific feedback about what you did well and what you can improve.
  • Looking at the entries of your Feedback Group and giving kind, helpful and specific feedback about what they did well and what they can improve.
  • Use the feedback from your Feedback Group to create a second draft (you might also need to do some more research before creating your second draft, that’s okay!)
  • The feedback/revision cycle repeats until you have a third and final draft.