People of the First Light

Students compare and contrast traditional to contemporary cultures and languages of Native Americans from the Wampanoag tribe using primary and secondary sources.

Students compare and organize daily life and responsibilities of family members, identify forms of sustenance, horticulture, and special occasions, discuss self-identity through kinship and clans of the Wampanoag people.

Students critique and find similarities of oral traditions and folklores used for culture teachings, explore how Native American names, labels, or phrases are used worldwide, and analyze their own language to identify factors that lead to language loss and the effects of the loss.

School name: 

Esperanza Elementary School

School district: 

Farmington Municipal Schools


New Mexico

Grade Level: 


Subject Area Focus: 

English Language Arts
Social Studies/History

Estimated days to complete: 


Creator Name: 

Louise Ramone