Wisconsin Native Creation Narratives
Students explain/retell the Creation narratives of the Menominee and of the Ho-Chunk. They compare and contrast the similarities and differences between the Menominee and Ho-Chunk creation narratives.
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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
Northwest Coast Indians: Winter Celebrations Potlatch
Students explore Native American potlatches. In this Native American studies lesson, students study the reason Native Americans may host a potlatch celebration. Students plan and host their own classroom celebration.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Native Americans and Giving
Young scholars explore the concept of philanthropy. In this Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: The Words of Chief Seattle instructional activity, students examine the plight of Native Americans and explore Native Americans' quest for the "common...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Reliving History through Slave Narratives
Helpful for an American literature or history unit, this lesson prompts middle schoolers to examine slavery in the United States. They read slave narratives that were part of the Federal Writers' Project and then conduct their own...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History
Reliving History Through Slave Narratives
Students read slave narratives and retell the stories to the class, identifying sensory details. In this slavery lesson, students discuss the importance of sensory details, then read the slave narratives looking for specific examples. ...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts