This is a project based lesson. Students will use maps, locate places, research information about how the names came to being and if there is an Indigenous story behind the name. These places do not necessarily have to have a name on a map but has a name that it is known within the community. Students will present information in a written, PowerPoint or poster format. This lesson is written using the Great Basin but can be adjusted to fit any location.
Pyramid Lake Jr/Sr High School, Nixon, NV & Tuba City Boarding School, Tuba City, AZ
Bureau of Indian Education
Teresa Wright & Sherry Manygoats