Native American Legends
Students determine what a legend is after teacher models one. They write a legend of their own--"Why Turtle Carries His House"
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Native American Indian Tribes Encountered by the Corps of Discovery
Upper elementary learners research the various Native American nations encountered during the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They work in groups researching Native American communities, prepare a slide show demonstrating various aspects of...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
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
Tradition Through Technology: Native American Storytelling
This fabulous resource will help your class identify the parts of a story: subject, place, time, action, and moral. Class members will learn about storyboards and create their own about a Native American legend they researched online....
1st - 4th English Language Arts
Storytelling and Folklore
Stories are passed down orally in many cultures. Learn about the ways that storytelling can shape a society with a reading passage about Native American folklore and myths. After they finish reading, kids complete five reading...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Pre-Columbian Cultures in the Americas
Native American studies is fun, educational, and highly motivating. Fifth graders will gain a deeper understanding of the six major pre-Columbian culture areas on the North American continent. They will choose one group and conduct...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Native American Clay Pots
Pupils explore world culture by conducting an art project in class. In this Native American culture lesson, students identify the types of materials American Indians utilized in their artistic endeavors, specifically clay. Pupils utilize...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts