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Native American Tribes
Students explore the past and present with Native American Tribes. In this US history lesson, students analyze native American photos and record their thoughts on a thinking chart. Students use these photos and consider the Native American perspective.
Native American Tribe Cultures
Third graders choose two Native American tribes to compare and contrast using an assigned website. They complete a chart that shows how the tribes are the same and different. Using information gathered on their charts, they answer essential questions before sharing information with classmates.
Texas Regions and Native Americans of Texas
Fourth graders research to find the regions of Texas. In this technology lesson, 4th graders create a Kid Pix project showing the location of various regions of Texas. Students show where in those regions Native American tribes lived.
Lewis and Clark and Native Americans, Part III
Student will identify and describe the values and practices of Native American tribes with which the Corps of Discovery interacted, Highlight the contributions these tribes made to the Corps of Discovery's efforts, and examine the culture of other Native
Native American Acrostic Poems
Fifth graders apply knowledge about Native American tribes while writing an acrostic poem. They enhance the writing with pictures that symbolize important characteristics of the tribes. They use digital cameras, scanners, image editing and word processing software to create a final presentation of the poetry.
A Native American Cultural Exchange
Fourth graders communicate with members of Native American tribes via email, exchange original poems with epals, and create multimedia presentations to share with classmates.
Learners study two of the main Native American tribes and their cultural influence on New York State. They investigate how the Native Americans used the environment to meet basic needs and wants in this cross curricular unit.
Native American Blocks
Students research information about a Native American tribe and document their knowledge by creating a block (cube) containing pictures about the homes, tools, food, clothing, and transportation for this tribe.
Trails of Understanding: The Earliest Immigrants
Students research Native American tribes. In this human migration instructional activity, students determine how tribes lived and established cultures. Students create PowerPoint presentations that feature their findings.
Native to Maryland
Students explore Native American tribes in Maryland. In this Maryland history lesson, students investigate Native American tribes in a webquest. After completing the webquest students create a triarama.
Fourth graders investigate the role of environment in the life of three Native American tribes. For 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.
Identifying Native Americans: Powhatan, Sioux and Pueblo
Students explore Native American tribes by examining photographs. In this American Indian culture lesson, students analyze images from a slide-show which presents different tribes of Native Americans which students identify. Students examine ways Native American tribes utilized their land for survival.
What's in a Name? The Use of Native American Images in Sports
Middle schoolers discuss and analyze the pros and cons of using Native American names and images to represent sports teams. Using primary sources, including position statements from Native American tribes, interviews with school alumni and individual Native Americans, they write an persuasive essay that demonstrates their opinion on the issue.
Surviving the Winter
Fifth graders investigate given cultures using the internet, personal interviews and other sources, They examine how the civilizations of six Native American tribes and six Australian Aboriginal tribes survived during their respective winter seasons. After information is gathered, American and Australian classrooms share information via e-mail and present it in a PowerPoint slide show.
Wagons Out West
Learners research one of the Plains or Northwest Native American tribes that the Oregon Trail travelers might have encountered in their journey west. In this American history lesson, students research the tribes, complete a journal entry for the topic, read a book about the topic, and make a digital scrapbook for the topic. Learners may also take part in food tasting of the time and create crafts from the era.
Students choose Native American tribe to research, develop ideas for five paragraph report, find information about chosen tribe's history and culture, compare historical life of tribe with contemporary aspects of tribal life today, and type reports on computer.
Ancient Native Americans
Seventh graders investigate Native American tribes. In this Native American history lesson, 7th graders collaborate to research Internet and print sources about selected Native American tribes. Students present their finding to their classmates in oral presentations.
Native Americans Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Students conduct research on a selected Native American tribe. They conduct in-depth research, and in pairs, create a Powerpoint presentation to present to the class.
Middle schoolers examine how the Native Americans developed in America. Using a map, they locate where Americans first settled and how this interfered with the Native American tribes. They complete a KWL chart throughout the lesson in groups.
High schoolers explore relationship of United States federal government with Native American tribes in 20th Century Wisconsin, and complete document analysis worksheet.