For this United States history worksheet, students study buffalo and their importance to the Plains Indians by reading 4 informative paragraphs of text and by completing 3 short tasks.
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Whose Buffalo? Graphic Organizer
After reading a Whose Buffalo? fact sheet, learners will contrast the nature of hunting buffalo from the perspective of the Native American and the commercial hunter. This graphic organizer is intended to be used as a part of a unit on...
7th Social Studies & History
The Buffalo: A Way of Life for the Plains Indians
Eighth graders complete a KWL chart on the Plains Indians. After watching a video, they state the difference between legends and facts about the importance of the buffalo to Native Americans. They also practice their note-taking skills...
8th English Language Arts
The Buffalo War: A Clash of Cultures
Young scholars view a documentary on the different values and meaning placed on the buffalo. Examining various cultures, they link the attitudes to the treatment of the animal in the wild. They develop solutions to the conflict raised...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Whispers of Angels: Buffalo and the Underground Railroad
What role did Buffalo, New York play in the Underground Railroad? Young historians investigate the Underground Railroad ties to Buffalo and western New York. They create a web site or multimedia presentation based on the research. If...
6th - 12th English Language Arts