Lesson 3: Ojibwe hunting and Multiplication


It’s time for another five-minute math and history lesson

Why five-minute lessons? Well, if your children are like ours, they are tired of learning on line, tired of being at home and getting difficult to motivated. When they get in those moods, we’ve found it helpful to break learning down into a series of smaller bites. (If you missed it, you can find lesson 2, Trade for a Wigwam, here. )

Student on bed with pillow over her head
After 8 weeks of learning at home, students may be hard to motivate

Today’s math and history lesson has two steps

  1. Watch video: Why rabbit stew is important https://youtu.be/AnjEDOmcQiE
  2. Then, open Making Camp on your phone or tablet if you’ve already downloaded it, or go here to login: https://www.7generationgames.com/making_camp/

Remember, clicking on the link with the boxes in the bottom left corner will always take you to the choices page.

  • Click on the box with the rabbit to play a tic-tac-toe game in Making Camp. Each correct multiplication problem snares a rabbit. Incorrect problems leave an empty snare.  

  • When you win this game, there will be an arrow to go back to the numbers page.
  • Click on the box with the buffalo to match multiplication problems with their answers.
  • Now that you have 4 more points, go back to the wigwam and if you have not already traded for these, select the fish, deer hide or parfleche to see what else the Ojibwe would eat. Click on each of these items in your wigwam to learn more about it.
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Next: Five minutes of history on Ojibwe clans

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