The Plains Native Americans
Students read The Buffalo Woman by Paul Goble and explore several aspects of Plains Indians cultures. They view historical photos of items from Plains cultures, reference maps and complete worksheets in small groups.
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Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Flag Protocol, Ceremonies and Activities
How can an American flag be displayed indoors vs. outdoors? What is proper etiquette for handling the flag? The Girls Scouts of the USA have put together a fantastic packet of information with everything you need to know about the...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas-Dancing With the Indians
Students read Dancing With the Indians by Angela Shelf Medearis. They complete a variety of cross-curricular activities surrounding the study of Native American festivals and traditions. Included are reading, art, math, science, writing,...
K - 5th Social Studies & History
Not Just Another Native American Lesson Plan
The focus of these eight lessons is to add enrichment to a regular core unit on Native Americans. These lessons are actually hands-on craft activities that accentuate the historical and cultural information young historians learn as part...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Traditions and Languages of Three Native Cultures: Tlingit, Lakota, and Cherokee
Students explore the connections between tradition and language. They examine the environment, history and culture of the Tlingit, Lakota and Cherokee tribes and identify the importance of maintaining languages for oral traditions.
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Sort It Out- Native Americans and their Cultures
Second graders explore different Native American cultures. In this Native American culture lesson, 2nd graders view pictures of Powhatan, Sioux and Pueblo Indians. Students then sort the pictures into the groups they belong to. Students...
2nd Social Studies & History