I Am A Native of North America

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I Am A Native of
North America
IN SEARCH OF
OUR MOTHER’S
GARDENS
Main Ideas
 “I Am A Native of North America”
 The most important part of life for
human beings is Love.
 “In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens”
 Despite hardships, black women have
expressed the creativity that is
essential to the human experience.
Quotes are taken From
 Page 113
 1. page 390 first paragraph
 2. page 391 first full paragraph
 3. page 393 third paragraph to the end
 Page 117
 1. pages 397-398 last paragraph
 2. pages 399-400 last paragraph, and entire page
 3. page 400 fourth paragraph; middle of page
To Fill Out your Graphic Organizer
 1. Write the main ideas from the main idea slide in
the center bubble.
 2. Use the examples on page 113 or 117 to fill in two
sets of the smaller bubbles.
 3. Use page 114 or 118 to fill in the other bubbles, or
refer back to the text for other ideas.
 Create an Outline for your essay on a computer.
Outline
 Title: Main Idea of “In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens” or “I Am a Native of
North America”
I. State the Main Idea.
A. Key Point
1. Supporting Detail
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B. Key Point
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C. Key Point
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D. Key Point
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II. State your reaction to the Main Idea.
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Save your outline.
Write a topic sentence that includes the main idea.
Write several sentences that include your key
points and supporting details. You may combine
several numbers into one sentence.
Write a conclusion that states your reaction to the
main idea.
Save as “Native” or “Gardens”paragraph.
You will be graded on:
 WB page 116
 Outline
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Native Page 113
 Main idea: The most important part of life for
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human beings is love.
1. It is important to love and respect nature.
2. The earth is a gift from the Great Spirit. It is a
“second mother.” We show our thanks for the gifts
of nature by using them with respect.
3. Love nourishes the human spirit.
4. Without love, people have no courage, they have
weak self-esteem, they have no confidence to face
the world. They destroy themselves.
Native Page 114
 1. Chief Dan George believes that growing up in a
smokehouse teaches people to live with one another.
 You might wonder how we can use those ideas in a
modern environment.
 2. Chief George learns from his father that we are part
of nature, nature is part of us; therefore, we must
respect nature.
 You might think people fear or should conquer nature.
Chief George’s thought about nature are gentle.
Native Page 114
 3. Chief George claims that Indian culture is dying out,
that soon only the white culture will be left.
 You might think Indians have made an effort to preserve
their culture. You might not think that it will die out.
You might cite as evidence that there are many cultures
represented in society today. You might think that things
have changed since Chief Dan George wrote his essay.
vocabulary
 1. The speaker wanted to promote the use of hybrid
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cars.
2. In a communal garden in the city, neighbors got
together and grew tomatoes and corn.
3. The crisis of world hunger justifies a conference
on the topic.
4. In science class, we learned to recognize the
distinct features of various species.
B. 1. B
2. A 3. D
Gardens Page 117
 Main Idea: Despite hardships, black women have
expressed the creativity that is essential to the human
experience.
 1. Alice Walker’s mother was skillful, talented,
and hardworking.
2. She sewed towels, sheets, overalls, and quilts and
canned fruits and vegetables.
3.
Long ago in Africa, a mother may have been a poet or
an artist and passed on her creativity to her daughter.
4. Maybe the mother “painted vivid and daring
decorations in oranges and yellows and greens” or
sang or wove beautiful mats or told “the most
ingenious stories.”
Gardens Page 118
 1. Walker realizes that she has absorbed not only her
mother’s stories but also the way in which her mother
told them and the feeling that they needed to be
written down.
 You might think that the stories our parents tells us
are like gifts.
 2. Walker realizes that her mother’s garden was an
expression of her creativity.
 You might think that a work of art can be crated in the
course of doing jobs which many people take for
granted.
Gardens Page 118
 3. Walker realizes that her mother’s gardening is
work for her soul and inspired by an imagined sense
of beauty.
 You might think that Walker seems to be saying that
her mother’s creativity made her mother beautiful.
Vocabulary
 1. Although hindered by arthritis, the man made
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beautiful wood carvings.
2. I loved my birthday gifts so much that I thanked
everyone profusely.
3. the winner of the science fair competition was
radiant when he accepted his award.
4. The composers of most ballads are anonymous.
B. 1. A 2. D 3. C 4. A

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