Students write the Lakhota Sioux words for number sentences.
Students learn Lakhota Sioux words for some numbers.
Native American, Lakhota, Sioux, math, numbers
Teacher-selected resources about Sioux heritage, a teacher-made reference sheet or chart with Lakhota words or numbers from Lakhota Language, copies of Fun With Numbers, pens or pencils
Note: To hear the Lakhota number words spoken, go to the Lakhota Hear it Web page.
Begin the lesson by giving students some background about the Sioux from teacher-selected library sources.
Distribute the teacher-made reference sheets or display the chart with the Lakhota words for numbers. (Note: You can make printouts from the site, but the type size is somewhat small for elementary students.) Review the words and numbers with the class.
Distribute the work sheet Fun With Numbers. Tell students to use the reference sheet to complete the work sheet.
wan nu sa wi k ce ne p cun sa ko wi k ce wi k ce
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