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The Lone Woman and San Nicholas Island
3rd - 5th
Explore the fascinating archaeology of San Nicholas Island in the Channel Islands of the California coast. You'll find a video on the story of the "Lone Woman", activities for learners to imagine what it would have been like to be alone on an island, and consider the ethics involved in archaeological digs and excavation.
Once Upon a Time (Saxipak’a): Lesson Plan 4
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewHow did the environment and natural resources found on the Channel islands influence the culture of the Chumash? Archaeology meets technology in an activity designed for middle schoolers. After viewing West of The West's documentary Once...
Once Upon a Time (Sa Hi Pa Ca): Lesson Plan 3
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewWhat was the most significant tool used by the Chumash? How did the environment make the tool possible? What group behaviors allowed the Chumash be be successful for thousands of years? After watching West of the West's documentary Once...
Sa Hi Pa Ca (Once Upon a Time): Lesson Plan 2
4th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewWhat tools do archaeologists and anthropologist use to learned about what life was like in the past. After watching West of The West's documentary Once Upon a Time that details how scientists use artifacts to establish a history of the...
Once Upon A Time (Saxipak’a): Lesson Plan 1
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewAs part of a study of the history of the Chumash on California's Channel Island chain, class members view the documentary Once Upon a Time, respond to discussion questions, and create a timeline for the different waves of migration.
Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Lesson Plan 3
4th - 8th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewShould researchers be able to excavate, examine, and remove Native American artifacts from historic sites? Should companies be permitted to build on sacred Native American land? After watching West of the West's documentary, The Lone...
Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Lesson Plan 2
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewAfter watching West of the West's documentary The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island, class members imagine how Juana Maria/Karana may have felt about living alone on the island for 18 years and craft a blackout poem or a narrative in her...
Cache: Lesson Plan 3 - Grades 4-5
4th - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewShould the excavation of what is believed to be the cave of the Lone Woman of San Nicholas Island be allowed to continue? As a practice exercise designed to prepare pupils for a timed writing exam, individuals read two Los Angeles Times...
Cache: Lesson Plan 2 - Grades 4-6
4th - 6th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewClass members will dig this activity that has them trying their hand at recovering artifacts. Groups are assigned a section of a sandbox, carefully uncover the artifacts in their section, and then develop theories about who might have...
Early Modern: Global Interactions
9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewThe moment Christopher Columbus's ships touched the shores of a New World, the old world changed forever. But has it been for the better? High schoolers consider the effectiveness, benefits, and drawbacks of the Columbian Exchange with a...
Dark Water: Lesson Plan 3 - Grades 6-12
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewAfter watching the documentary Dark Water about a traditional Chumash ceremony and reading a Chumash origin story, viewers are asked to create a coat of arms and to craft an essay that details a family tradition or their own origin story.
The Right of Indigneous Peoples in the United States
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The sovereignty of U.S. Native American nations is the focus of a resource that asks class members to compare the Right to Self-Determination in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples with a fact sheet that details the...
Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians
2nd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
Youth Activism and the Dakota Access Pipeline
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Do young people have a role in social movements? Should they? The involvement of young people in the Dakota Access Pipeline is the focus of a resource that asks class members to examine letters written by native youths who oppose the...
Thanksgiving 2—The Pilgrim Story and My Immigrant Story
3rd - 8th
The tradition of the First Thanksgiving is really a story of immigration. Connect the feelings and customs of the early Pilgrims to the experiences of the immigrants in your class with an introduction to the 13 colonies, the Mayflower,...
Thanksgiving 1—Pilgrims and American Indians
3rd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
The Pilgrims first arrived in America in order to gain religious freedom. Here is a lesson that takes the class on this journey with the Pilgrims, stopping to look at how they got here, who they met when they arrived, and a peek into...
Native American Culture and Traditions
6th - 8th
The history of the native tribes of North America is rich, powerful, and vital to understanding the history of our country. Take a look at these project ideas and lesson plans for teaching middle schoolers about Native American culture and traditions.