Geometry, Patchwork Quilts, and Native American Culture

4th - 8th

Use geometric principles to analyze North American quilt patterns. Learners review the concept of area, perimeter, and symmetry. They explore the importance of the star in quilting and conduct research on Morning Star quilts using the Internet. This instructional activity would be great for an Open House or Math night!

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2 hrs

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 American Culture Region Collages

Students research various Native American tribes. In this Native American history lesson, students follow the provided rubric to create collages on the cultures of selected Native American tribes.

Native Americans

Students complete a unit on the history of Native Americans. They explore various websites, draw pictures of Native American homes, create a poster highlighting a period in Native American history, and construct a replica of a Native American flag for display.

Federal Indian Policy:  American Indian Boarding Schools

Students investigate the impact of Native American boarding schools. In this Native American lesson, students discover how boarding schools impacted the Native American culture.

Colonialism and American Foundations Sample Test Questions

What was the main cause of European colonization in America? How did Thomas Paine's Common Sense play a role in the establishment of the United States? What was the trans-Atlantic slave trade? These are just a few of the many questions that your learners will consider as they complete this 22-question, multiple-choice assessment on the foundations of the American nation.

Native Lands: Indians in Georgia

Students research what Native Americans looked like in order to dispel common stereotypes.  In this Native American history lesson, students begin by drawing their mental picture of an Indian, then they research North American Indians to get a more accurate representation.  Students compare and contrast their original drawings to what the Natives actually looked like.

Southeastern Native Americans' Lifestyles

Students complete activities to learn about Southeastern Native Americans.  In this lifestyles lesson plan, 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.

Native North Americans

In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 32 fill in the blank questions about Native North Americans. Students may submit their answers to be scored.

Native American Music

Explore Native American music. Listen to several examples of Native American music. Locate the tribes on maps and practice pronouncing words in the Cherokee language. Write out rhythmic accompaniment or a melodic introduction.

After the American Revolution: Free African Americans in the North

Students investigate the life of African Americans in the North during the American Revolution. They analyze how authors use various techniques to write biographies, read about Sojourner Truth, conduct research, and write an excerpt about Sojourner.

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