SMALLPOX

This lesson consists of activities where students analyze images and/or quotes in small groups. After completing the small group activities, the class comes together to learn about the ways in which the Tsilhqot'in perceived smallpox as a threat to their survival. If you don't have time for the activities. you can watch the presentation with your classes instead. If you do have time,  you don't need the presentation unless you and/or students want it for reference. 

Here is the presentation:

When watching a presentation, we find it helpful to ask students to take notes.  Brain Frames are a wonderful tool that can help students remember and understand what they have learned. Rather than using a graphic organizer that is pre-made, Brain Frames can guide students and teachers to a conceptual way of taking notes. The most important thing is that as a teacher,  you decide which type frames you want :

Cause and Effect
Showing Relationships
Sequencing
Telling About a Topic

When students are thinking about the information with one of these frames, it's easier for them to focus on what is important and why, on what they want to know more about, and on using evidence to support their opinions. The brain frames will help them remember the evidence they need for their final assessments as well.

The designers of Brain Frames are here. They also do workshops and they are an
incredible organization. Sample Brain Frames can be found here.