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Students research how religions are created and how they influence the way people live. They identify the religious beliefs and practices of the Inuit, Lakota, Apache, Navajo and Iroquois Native Americans. Students find the similarities/differences of those beliefs and practices as well. They set up a tribal meeting to share their findings with the class.
Students play Sticks and Stones which is based on an Apache game and determine the likelihood of various moves and the average number of turns needed to win a game.
Fourth graders research the Native Americans of Texas using the Internet. They create a Power Point presentation over the four Indian tribes of Texas - Caddo, Jumano, Karankawa, Apache.

New Review Imperialism

This presentation reviews the ins and outs of nineteenth century imperialism. The narrator discusses the colonization of Africa in great detail, and delves into the effects of industrialization, superior technology, and widespread disease on the imperialistic motivations of European powers.
Why did people move westward in the United States? Your young historians will examine the experiences of various groups on the American frontier, from a miner working near the Comstock Lode in Nevada, to an Apache chief from the southwest who resisted relegation to a reservation.
Fourth graders use Inspiration to show the Location, Daily Life, Trade and Government of a Texas Native American Tribe. They create a Power point presentation or Poster to demonstrate a knowledge of the Location, Daily Life, Trade and Government of a Texas Tribe.
Students read and research American Indian creation stories as a way to understand the origins of American Literature. They conduct Internet research utilizing Internet search engines. They create an online report page as well as write and record audio script for the report.
Third graders complete a unit of lessons on the singing, instruments, and dancing of Native Americans. They identify and play various instruments, complete worksheets, define key vocabulary, sing songs, and perform dances.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Swarthout's Bless the Beasts and ChildrenStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
The Apaches: People of the Southwest offers readers a chance to employ the “Ready-Set-Go-Whoa!” strategy (an adaptation of the KWL) to test what they know and summarize what they learn as they read Jennifer Fleischner’s nonfiction overview of Apache history and culture. A fun way to introduce pupils to the research process!
Students discover how helicopters work through an interactive program. They also examine why helicopters are more difficult to fly than airplanes. They discover the history of the helicopter and how it has been used in military operations.
In this comparing and contrasting Southwest and Eastern Woodlands tribes learning exercise, students read facts and use them to complete a Venn Diagram and write short answers. Students write twenty-six answers.
In this New Mexico learning exercise, students read a two page text about the history of the state of New Mexico. Students answer ten true and false questions.
Fourth graders explore the various trails that settlers took West from Missouri. They examine the reasons that people took these trails as well as the kind of people who made the journeys. They examine the Oregon, the Mormon, the Santa Fe and the California Trails
What do you know about American Indians? Upper graders compose an informational essay based on the research they conduct. They choose a Native American group to study and, using the provided list of web links, gather information and synthesize it into a substantial report. Presentations would make this unit especially fruitful for the whole class. 
Students study Native Americans. In this Native American instructional activity set, students research different tribes using an Internet link. They answer questions about the Iroquois, Cherokee, Seminole, Sioux, and Apache. They investigate Native American homes and make a corn husk doll as a craft activity.
Fourth graders study Indian women in Texas. In this US history instructional activity, 4th graders discuss what each Indian woman's contribution was by completing a timeline and table. Students examine the Caddo Women's pottery tradition and write an essay on Caddo pottery.
Eighth graders develop collaborative work skills through small group interactions. They create an oral folktale that describes a natural phenomenon (rain, thunder etc.) They use 1 metaphor and 1 simile in their oral fable.
Pupils read a traditional story from the culture of the Apache Indians. This will help them gain an appreciation for the legends of the Apache. The discussion questions stimulate conversation that can be extended to help foster future activities.
Fourth graders engage in a study of the Indians of the Southwestern United States. They conduct research using the internet to obtain information. Then students create a venn diagram to compare and contrast two tribes. The teacher uses the venn diagrams to conduct class discussion.

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