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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Earnest Research

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Incorporating research and project-based learning while celebrating Native American Heritage Month.
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Lesson: Reflecting Social Status

For Teachers 6th - 12th
More space, in this case, means more status. Kids consider the status assigned to Tlingits via house partition. They discuss a carved piece that shows household space partitioned by status. They then write their own clan stories and draw...
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Gifts from Land and Water

For Teachers K - 2nd
With a series of fun hands-on simulations, young children can learn about conservation and natural resources. Your learners become land detectives, discussing and investigating the gifts that the land and water provide them. They then...
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Sharing Resources: The Nuts Game

For Teachers K - 2nd
The land has always provided its inhabitants with resources that allow them to survive. However, sometimes resources run scarce and sharing becomes an important task. Help little ones understand why and how people have shared resources...
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Cultural Environment

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students learn about a new culture.  In this Native American environment lesson, students begin a unit on Native Americans where they learn about their homes and the environment they lived in.  Students view pictures of Native American...
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Text Features of Fiction, Poetry, Drama: Story Matrix

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How do novels differ from plays? Explore with your class the text features of fiction and drama by reading The Hidden One: Native American Legend and then performing a reader’s theater script based on the story. Class members create a...
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A River Ran Wild: An Environmental History

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The Nashua River serves as the focal point of an investigation of the treatment of and care for natural resources. A reading of A River Rand Wild: An Environmental History by Lynne Cherry, launches the study and class members consider...
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Expressions - Activity 1

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students create wax sculptures of a full body using mathematical calculations and information gathered from a video in this excellent art project. The activity can be used along or within the unit provided.
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Thanksgiving

For Teachers 1st
First graders summarize similarities and differences of life in England and America for the Pilgrims by reading a mini-book. Then, they write a journal entry in first person on what it is like to be a pilgrim in England and in America....
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Native American Cultures Across the U.S.

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine how American Indians are represented in today's society. They read stories, analyze maps, and complete a chart and create an illustration about a specific tribe.
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The Wampanoag Tribe: Reading Comprehension

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this Wampanoag Tribe comprehension worksheet students will read a two page essay and answer five questions. Students will also have a chance to show comprehension through a short answer and a short essay.
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Comparing Kwakiutl, Cheyenne and Navajo tribes

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study the difference between the Kwakiutl, Cheyenne and Navajo tribes. They identify the people, resources, lifestyle and beliefs of the Kwakiutl, Cheyenne, and Navajo Indians. Afterward, they present their projects on each...
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Paper Weaving

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Practice the native concept of weaving with traditional classroom items. Using assorted colors of construction paper, your class will simulate how to weave. This is a great activity to connect to a Native American, Mexican, or other...
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Chitimacha Indians in Louisiana

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Your class will discover important facts about the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana in this in-depth PowerPoint. They gain knowledge about their heritage through facts and pictures. For a quick assessment, there are eight short answer...
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Maps and Homelands

For Teachers K - 2nd
You are never too young to learn about maps. To better understand the concept of a homeland, students work together to construct a map of their local area out of paper puzzle pieces. They'll put the maps together and then add details by...
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Leaders' Decisions and Actions

For Teachers K - 2nd
Community leaders try to make choices that protect the community and the environment. Little ones learn about how tribal communities look to their chief to guide the decision-making process. Your class will become part of the community...
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Indian Trust Lands

For Teachers K - 2nd
An important aspect of studying Native American history is understanding the nature of trust lands. Budding historians will learn that as Native Americans were removed from their home lands, trust lands were provided in the form of...
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Ball and Triangle Game

For Teachers K - 8th
Learners view and discuss pictures of the Ball and Triangle Game the Penobscot Indian students in New England played. They construct cardboard versions of the game, and practice the game and keep score using beans.
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Totem-Pole Treasures

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners research Native American totems and refer to visuals to inspire their own versions of totem animals. They make a striking, 3-dimensional totem pole. Students report to their friends and family why they chose the animals and what...
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Native Pottery Replicas

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students study ancient Native American traditions and practices. They select one type of Native American pottery to duplicate in a hand-made replica. Afterward, they create a map of the United States and label where indigenous peoples...
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Hides That Reveal

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students explore the culture of Native American people, their homes, use of animal hides, history, and culture. They create a teepee and pelts to represent their researched tribe. Students share their researched information with their...
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Dried-Corn Door Decor

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students research the historic and cultural importance of corn to Native American and other cultures. They create a 3-D life-like replica of Indian corn to celebrate the harvest. Students celebrate teh fall harvest with decorative ears...
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Chilean Rainsticks

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students research the history of the rainstick and learn how it was originally made. They comprehend the use of the rainstick in various cultures. Students create a replica rainstick and decorate it in authentic Native American designs.
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Native American Vocabulary Quiz

For Students 3rd - 5th
Learning about Native American culture? Consider using this matching exercise either as a quiz (as it's labelled) or simply independent practice. Kids recall the meanings of 11 vocabulary words: compromise, wampum, ceremony, hogan,...