The Ohlone Native Americans
What would it be like to live at the time when the Native Americans were the only people here?
Journal Entry
Time: 20 minutes per entry

In this activity, you will write a journal entry imagining that you are an Ohlone Native American in the past. Write about how you feel now that Europeans have come to your land.

Discuss your interactions with these new people and what you were able to teach to the new settlers. Write about how you think that your lives will change now that these new people are here and the effects that you see taking place now that the Europeans have arrived.

Below is the worksheet that you will write your journal entry on.

Note to Teachers: You could change the questions on the sheet and have students put together a journal on many different topics. For example, they could do a different journal entry on their daily life as an Ohlone Native American.

Journal Worksheet


HSS.3.2.4. Discuss the interaction of new settlers with the already established Indians of the region.