Pictograph Stone Carving
Learners examine pictures of pictograph writing by Native American tribes, and discuss why this method of communication was used. They create their own messages with symbols and drawings on pieces of Styrofoam to simulate rock carvings.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Lone Dog's Winter Count: Keeping History Alive
What is oral tradition, and what unique tool did the Native Americans of the Northern Great Plains use to help them remember their complex histories? Through pictograph analysis, discussion, research, and an engaging hands-on activity,...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Little House on the Prairie
Hop into a covered wagon and follow Laura Ingalls Wilder through the Midwest. A series of lessons based on Little House on the Prairie encourages young pioneers to see the world through Laura's eyes as they map her journey, discuss the...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Summarizing and Synthesizing: Planning for Writing an Apprentice Wanted Ad
In lesson 13 of this unit on colonial trade, young researchers learn about apprentices as they prepare to write help-wanted ads for the specific trade they have been researching. To begin, the class listens closely as the teacher reads...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Creating Stories Using Pictographs
Fourth graders research pictograph stories written by Native Americans. They investigate the history behind pictographs, and look through a reference book identifying the different pictures. The teacher then create their own individual...
4th Social Studies & History
What Impact did European Explorers have on the Native American Culture?
Engage your fifth graders in a Socratic discussion on the impact European explorers had on Native American culture. Everything is outlined in a highly structured fashion, from what the teacher does, to what the student does. The lesson...
5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Technology Rich Native American Unit
While this unit isn't as complete as it should be, it does provide many good learning activities. Kids will participate in writing, listening, reading, drama, and creative activities as they research various Native American tribes. The...
5th Social Studies & History