Language Arts

Unit 1:   Understandig different cultures through literature

Book study:  Thunder Rolling in the mountains.

Essential Questions:


How did the United States westward expansion impact Native American cultures in the West?

▪ How did the Nez Perce’s homeland sustain their lifestyle and culture?

▪ What role do stories play in Nez Perce culture?

▪ How does the conflict between the Nez Perce and the US government reveal differing cultural beliefs and values?

▪ What important beliefs and values guide Chief Joseph and his daughter, Sound of Running Feet?

▪ What important Nez Perce beliefs and values does Chief Joseph convey in his Lincoln Hall speech?