Native American Lore
Students investigate various aspects of Great Plains Indian life. In small groups, they conduct research on the customs, tools, weapons, food, and art of the Great Plains Indians, and prepare a report to present to the class.
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The Music of the Mardi Gras Indians
The traditions, costumes, and the music of the Mardi Gras Indians, African-Americans and those with African American or Native American Heritage are the focus of a unit that introduces class members to a little-known group that plays a...
6th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Critical Thinking About the Arrival Of Columbus
Students look at the journey of Columbus from different point of view. In this Columbus instructional activity, students complete 4 different lessons. They include point of view, role-playing, opposing viewpoints, stereotypes and racism.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Agriculture Shapes Kentucky History
Students explore the lives of early American Indians and settlers in Kentucky. They describe the agricultural practices of Indians native to Kentucky and develop a supply list for a group of settlers coming to the state to establish...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Be a Historical Detective! Investigating and Interpreting a Historical Source
Students examine historical sources by analyzing images in a slide-show. In this historical research lesson plan, students view a PowerPoint presentation of images from the U.S. in pre-Columbian times. Students discuss the imagery among...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
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