Young scholars listen to Navajo poetry and create various responses to what they have heard. Students may create an illustration for the poems, create an original work of poetry, or write about how the poem relates to Native American culture.
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The Land and People Before Columbus
The major pre-Columbian settlements are studied in this excellente social studies instructional activity. Fifth graders explain how geography and climate influenced the way various nations lived and adjusted to the environment, and focus...
5th English Language Arts
Putting Images into Words
Engage your class in art analysis of Indian Look-Alike by Melanie Yazzie. Using this work of art as inspiration, writers compose a poem or short story. After a peer review session, the teacher conveys information about the work of art as...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Comparing Kwakiutl, Cheyenne and Navajo tribes
Third graders study the difference between the Kwakiutl, Cheyenne and Navajo tribes. They identify the people, resources, lifestyle and beliefs of the Kwakiutl, Cheyenne, and Navajo Indians. Afterward, they present their projects on each...
3rd Social Studies & History