Eastern Woodlands Teacher Resources
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Transportation of the Tribes
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.
2nd Social Studies & History
Zoom-In: Hopi Women Collecting Water in the Desert
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.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Life of a Powhatan Indian
Students explore American history by researching Native American tribes. In this Powhatan Indian instructional activity, students visualize the environment the Powhatan indians used to inhabit by examining a map of America. Students view images of Powhatan indians and discuss their farming techniques while answering study questions.
4th - 7th Science
Native American Indians: Wampanoags
Students understand the contributions of the Native American tribes. In this Native American lesson, recognize Native American names, words and cultures. Students understand that different tribes lived in different parts of the country. Students appreciate the differences of different tribes.
K Visual & Performing Arts
Southeastern Native Americans' Lifestyles
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.
4th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Affects of Environment on Native American Culture
Students research the culture of the Native Americans. In this U.S. History lesson, 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.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Whole Group Research in North America: Lesson 10
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.
6th Visual & Performing Arts
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.
4th Social Studies & History
Comparing Cinderella and The Rough-Face Girl
Pupils examine similarities and differences between cultures. They'll see that literature, reading, and story telling is something all cultures have in common. They should construct Venn diagrams to help them compare and contrast the stories and their characters.
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable