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The Pilgrims: Native American Relationship to the Land
1 min 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
An informative video sets the context for a lesson that asks young historians to consider how cultural values influence perspective. Groups compare the attitudes reflected in a journal entry of a member of the Plymouth Colony to those of...
Tradition Through Technology: Native American Storytelling
1st - 4th
This fabulous resource will help your class identify the parts of a story: subject, place, time, action, and moral. Class members will learn about storyboards and create their own about a Native American legend they researched online....
Native American Culture and Traditions
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
The history of the native tribes of North America is rich, powerful, and vital to understanding the history of our country. Take a look at these project ideas and lesson plans for teaching middle schoolers about Native American culture and traditions.
Native American Culture: Counting, 1:1 Correspondence
K CCSS: Adaptable
Kindergarteners practice showing 1:1 correspondence while incorporating information they learned about a local Native American culture. The objects used for counting are taken from the previous day's Native American lesson plan. The...
How Perceptions of Cultures Influences Perceptions and Historical Outcomes
6th - 8th
Young scholars research different ethnic groups that lived in the United States. They compare and contrast Spanish, African American and Native American cultures and how American culture interacted with them. They present their...
1850-1874 Native Americans and Settlers
4th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Did Western settlers receiving free land from the Homestead Act realize it wasn't really free at all? Scholars investigate the impact Western expansion had on Native American culture in the mid-1800s. They use documents, timelines, and...
Traditions and Languages of Three Native Cultures: Tlingit, Lakota, and Cherokee
K - 2nd
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.
Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians
2nd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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,...
To Honor & Comfort Native Quilting Traditions
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
"Native American history leaps boldly off the colorful quilts and patchwork designs." Learners discuss Native American identity and symbolism by reading about a variety of Native quilters and their unique art process, and participate in...
A Life in Beads: The Stories a Plains Dress Can Tell
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Young learners discover how the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes preserved native culture through the making of traditional dresses, identifying the resources used to make the dresses and discussing behind the meaning behind some American...