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Second graders are introduced to the American Indian tribes - Eastern Woodland and Plains Indians. They complete various comparison activities to explore how differently they lived.
In this comparing and contrasting Southwest and Eastern Woodlands tribes activity, students read facts and use them to complete a Venn Diagram and write short answers. Students write twenty-six answers.
Second graders compare the transportation system of the Eastern Woodland Indian Tribe and the Plains Indian Tribe. They use a chart imbedded in this lesson to further their understanding of the Plains Indians, then engage in a craft activity.
Second graders compare and contrast the different clothing worn by the Eastern Woodland Indian Tribe and the Plains Indian Tribe.
Second graders complete a written activity as well as play a review game about the Eastern Woodland Indian tribe and the Plains Indian tribe - natural resources, food, shelter, clothing, transportation, etc.
Second graders study Native Americans. In this US history lesson, 2nd graders observe pictures of Native Americans in the Eastern Woodlands and describe the shelter, food, clothing, and tribes.
Students investigate U.S. history by researching Native American lifestyles. In this American geography instructional activity, students identify the different Native American tribes that inhabited the Southwest, Eastern Woodlands and Great Plains. Students view slide-show presentations including images of these locations and the Native American shelters.
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.
Students complete activities to learn about Southeastern Native Americans.  In this lifestyles lesson, students watch a PowerPoint about Southeastern Native Americans, view artifacts from the region and discuss the objects with a partner.  Students analyze primary sources and draw a picture of a Native American village.  Students use primary and secondary sources to create a Southeastern Native American info book.
Second graders analyze and sort images. In this sort it out lesson, 2nd graders view primary sources for clues to assist in sorting them into three regions: Eastern Woodland, Southwest and the Plains. 
Students research the culture of the Native Americans.  In this U.S. History instructional activity, students are given the major geological areas where the Indians lived prior to the arrival of the Europeans, then they create a notebook that compares and contrasts how culture is developed.
Fourth graders investigate the role of environment in the life of three Native American tribes.  In this Native Americans lesson, 4th graders define environment, regions, and natural resources.  Students recognize how environment influences the lives of all people due to the amount of natural resources they have. Students compare and contrast the three native American tribes and the regions they live in.
Sixth graders explore world geography by participating in a word scramble activity. In this natural resources lesson plan, 6th graders identify the different civilizations that once inhabited the Americas and the types of plants and animals they ate. Students complete a vocabulary activity based on the Plains and Eastern Woodlands.
Second graders explore two Indian tribes. They explore how tribes lived using natural resources. They compare Eastern Woodland and Plains Indians.
Young scholars locate Native American group settlements in different geographic regions of the United Staes. They communicate with a keypal in another region of the United States.
Students create an animal with clay and use toothpick to draw or carve features. Students write descriptions of their animal and tell why they created it in a certain way. Students write legends on their own, perhaps using their created animal. Students identify the animals described in the book and discuss their adaptations.
Students investigate the art of Norval Morrisseau and create "x-ray paintings" using styles and symbols related to his work in this one or two day art instructional activity for third grade through twelfth grade. Emphasis is placed upon creative exploration and discussion.
Students explore how environment affects lifestyle. In this Native American and environmental lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation about Native American women collecting water in the desert. Students compare ways in which people get water and draw conclusions about the related hardships illustrated in the photographs.
Second graders discuss how Native Americans survived and obtained food.  In this Native Americans lesson, 2nd graders watch a PowerPoint on how Native Americans used their environment to find food, discuss how the environment affected their food and discuss how Native Americans used trees to build canoes.
Fifth graders research the Eastern Woodland Indians in this lesson. They list the tribes and write a description of the physical environment. They list examples of the types of food, clothing, transportation, home/shelter, spiritual/religious beliefs, government, and gender roles.

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