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To Honor & Comfort Native Quilting Traditions
"Native American history leaps boldly off the colorful quilts and patchwork designs." Learners discuss Native American identity and symbolism by reading about a variety of Native quilters and their unique art process, and participate in...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Tradition Through Technology: Native American Storytelling
This fabulous resource will help your class identify the parts of a story: subject, place, time, action, and moral. Class members will learn about storyboards and create their own about a Native American legend they researched online....
1st - 4th English Language Arts
New Review Myths, Folktales, and Legends
Ten learning stations make for an active and collaborative activity on myths, folktales, and legends. Pupils read a different text at each station and determine what genre the piece fits into, offering evidence for their decision.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Seven Directions: Making Connections Between Literature and American Indian History
Stereotype or archetype? Myth or fact? Middle schoolers apply critical thinking skills to assess the validity of the images and story details in picture books portraying Native American history. The study begins with an examination of...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Native American Indian Tribes Encountered by the Corps of Discovery
Upper elementary learners research the various Native American nations encountered during the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They work in groups researching Native American communities, prepare a slide show demonstrating various aspects of...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
Human Settlement Patterns: Rethinking Columbus
Students discover the true history of the United States by examining Christopher Columbus. In this U.S. History lesson, students investigate the true history of Christopher Columbus' travels and discuss the actual first inhabitants of...
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Sharing Stories; Discovering Cultures Lesson 4: Stories of Heroes
Tenth graders brainstorm heroic characters that have been portrayed in film and television, examine characteristics that different cultures ascribe to heroes, distinguish between real-life and fantasy heroes, research heroic character...
10th English Language Arts
North Carolina Cherokee Indians: The Trail of Tears
Learners discuss and research the Trail of Tears. For this Native American history unit, students read stories about and research information about the Cherokee Indians and the Trail of Tears. Learners work in literature circles and...
4th - 5th English Language Arts
Introduction to Mythology and Creation Stories
Students examine stories from different cultures and investigate common themes that arise in all creation stories. Expanding upon this lesson, students begin a portfolio on myths that they will add to throughout this unit. Greek and...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Identifying the Characteristics of a Myth
For this activity created specifically to integrate the use of the SMART Board, Students view a variety of animated myths in order to create a web that identifies the characteristics of a myth. Then Students choose a myth from selected...
6th English Language Arts
Factors in a Successful College Experience
How does community or cultural identity influence the decisions to attend or graduate from college? Clips from the documentary Up Heartbreak Hill, introduce class members to the issues two Native American seniors face as they consider...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas-Dancing With the Indians
Young scholars read Dancing With the Indians by Angela Shelf Medearis. They complete a variety of cross-curricular activities surrounding the study of Native American festivals and traditions. Included are reading, art, math, science,...
K - 5th Social Studies & History
Major Regional Dialects
What does your dialect sound like? Examine variation in English as it relates to geographic regions with your class. They recognize some of the major differences between regional dialects and determine that everyone speaks a dialect....
5th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable