Native American Friendship Dance
Students demonstrate the proper steps in sequence to the Native American Friendship Dance.
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Habitat Isn't Just for Wildlife
Explore the concept of habitats with a lesson that addresses visual arts, social studies, dance, and writing. After viewing Jaune Quick-to-See Smith's lithograph Habitat Isn't Just for Wildlife, learners discuss their own habitat through...
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
A Life in Beads: The Stories a Plains Dress Can Tell
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...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The First Fire : A Cherokee Animal Tale
Fourth graders discover movement through the telling of "The First Fire", a Cherokee tale. Small groups are given sections of the story to tell by creating dances. Music (live and recorded) adds to the final performance and assessment.
4th Visual & Performing Arts
Comparing Native American and American Folk Music
Learners examine how aspects of Native American and American folk music are alike and different. They contrast both forms of music and engage in many activities to identify or explain how music fulfills a variety of purposes.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts