Lesson Plan

Native Americans and Natural Resources

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North American Indian civilizations had already been in place for over 10,000 years before the arrival of European settlers. Introduce your young historians to Indian tribes that lived in the Chesapeake region in the early seventeenth century, as well as to the natural resources that these Native American tribes depended on.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • This is an excellent unit to complement a study of the five themes of geography, or elementary environmental studies lessons
Classroom Considerations
  • This is the first of six lessons in a unit designed to teach fourth and fifth grade social studies classes about Indian tribes in the pre-colonial Chesapeake region
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