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Living off the Buffalo
In this United States history worksheet, students study buffalo and their importance to the Plains Indians by reading 3 informative paragraphs of text and by answering 4 short answer questions and 1 graphic organizer question.
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Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians
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,...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
To Honor & Comfort Native Quilting Traditions
"Native American history leaps boldly off the colorful quilts and patchwork designs." Learners discuss Native American identity and symbolism by reading about a variety of Native quilters and their unique art process, and participate in...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Little House on the Prairie
Hop into a covered wagon and follow Laura Ingalls Wilder through the Midwest. A series of lessons based on Little House on the Prairie encourages young pioneers to see the world through Laura's eyes as they map her journey, discuss the...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Why Were the Buffalo so Important to the Plains Indians?
In this United States history instructional activity, students investigate buffalo and their importance to the Plains Indians through careful reading of the 2 pages of text and by answering 11 short answer questions.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Myths, Folktales, and Legends
Ten learning stations make for an active and collaborative activity on myths, folktales, and legends. Pupils read a different text at each station and determine what genre the piece fits into, offering evidence for their decision.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Black History Month - Past to Present
Learners complete a unit on Black History Month. They explore various websites, develop a timeline of Dr. King's life, create a travel brochure for the King Center, design a commercial starring Jesse Owens, design a baseball card for...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Rendezvous at Promontory: A New Look at the Golden Spike Ceremony
Students complete a variety of activities as they examine the historical significance of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Golden Spike Ceremony in Promontory, Utah, which honored its completion. In one activity they plan and...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Maniac Magee: A 5th Grade Literature Guide
There's no need to run around trying to plan a unit for the book Maniac Magee, the work has already been done for you. Through a series of whole class, small group, and independent lessons and activities, students practice synthesizing...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Buffalo: A Way of Life for the Plains Indians
Eighth graders complete a KWL chart on the Plains Indians. After watching a video, they state the difference between legends and facts about the importance of the buffalo to Native Americans. They also practice their note-taking skills...
8th English Language Arts