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A Life in Beads: The Stories a Plains Dress Can Tell

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Young learners discover how the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes preserved native culture through the making of traditional dresses, identifying the resources used to make the dresses and discussing behind the meaning behind some American Indian symbols.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • This resource would fit nicely within a lesson on Native American traditions or as an extension to your study of the Lewis and Clark expedition
Classroom Considerations
  • At several points, the resource includes an online reference. The materials can still be adapted without using the Internet, but if possible, consider projecting the suggested hyperlinks for your class
  • Well-designed materials, including several primary source photographs and colorful graphics
  • Excellent informational texts describing Native American culture
  • Some broken links found throughout resource