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The Medicine Bag and Apache Girl's Rite of Passage

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The Medicine Bag by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

An aging Lakota man passes on a mysterious gift to his grandchild. 

Skills and terms taught in this unit:

  • Comprehension skils
  • Writing complete sentences
  • Close reading skills
  • Answering questions citing text evidence
  • Dialogue
  • Point of view
  • Symbolism
  • Active and passive verbs and voice

Apache Girl’s Rite of Passage media clip

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In preparation for womanhood, Apache girls undergo tests of strength and endurance.

Skills and terms learned 

  • Comprehension skills
  • Comparing and contrasting skills