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.
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!
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 activity, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Swarthout's Bless the Beasts and ChildrenStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
Young scholars 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 worksheet, students read facts and use them to complete a Venn Diagram and write short answers. Students write twenty-six answers.
For this New Mexico worksheet, 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 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.
Students study Native Americans. In this Native American lesson 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.
Students 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.
Students play a game of dodge ball in which the object of the game is to eliminate the other team.
Looking for an estimation activity a bit more involved than the typical "guess the number of jellybeans in the jar" game? Here, learners use a picture to estimate the number of people at a large event, look for potential problems with surveys, and use HTML codes to estimate the number of pages on the web. It can easily be adapted to accommodate other grade levels. Part of the activity requires Internet access and knowledge of Python 2.7 or Sage.
Explore the difference between stochastic and deterministic modeling through programming. First have the class write algorithms for relatively simple tasks using pseudocode. Use the Python 2.7 program app to simulate Mendel's Pea Pod experiment as an example of a stochastic process where probability and randomized variables are used and different outcomes are possible for the same inputs. Finally create a deterministic algorithm using equations and variables to simulate a dropping ball to show that the outcome is always the same for a given input. Included are examples of pseudocode and directions on how to program with the Python program.
Learners investigate why theoretical probability doesn't always match reality. The activity involves using Python 2.7 (or Sage) to set up a Bernoulli Trial. It also involves setting up a spreadsheet to simulate the Birthday Paradox. Pupils should be familiar with Python, fractional exponents, and combinations before beginning.
The first activity in this resource has learners computing the mean and standard deviation of two different data sets and drawing conclusions based on their results. The second activity has them using a dice-rolling simulation to generate data and then compare the results to a normal distribution. The activities alone are rather basic, but the discussion questions encourage student to look beyond the numbers and examine what inferences can be made from the data.

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