The Role of the Bison
Students explore the role of the bison in the lives of the Plains Indians during the past two centuries and the hunting techniques of the Plains Indians.
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Exploring the West with Lewis and Clark-Living as a Member of the Corps of Discovery
Students research the journey of Lewis and Clark. In this Westward Expansion lesson plan, students select a topic form a list then role play as if they were a part of the Corps of Discovery. Students will share their role play skit with...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Culture Connect: Experience the Culture of the World
Approach multiculturalism with this rich series of activities that will introduce your learners to the concept of culture by closely examining the behaviors, practices, and art of three distinct peoples—the Highland Maya of Guatemala,...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Westward Expansion in the Garden
What an exceptional hands-on experience for learning about the period of Westward Expansion in the United States! Learners are divided into groups and embark on one of three "trails" to learn about the challenges early pioneers...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Bison Gone: Appreciating Natural Resources
Students examine the effects of the loss of the bison after the Europeans arrived in North America. They conduct a demonstration using beans to demonstrate the difference between the number of bison before and after the arrival of the...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
The Raven: Creator of the Universe?
Young scholars conduct research to learn about the fascinating ways and lore of the raven. They analyze the variety of ways the raven has been perceived by different cultures and classify the information and create a convincing argument...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History