Native American Dance Teacher Resources

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Language of Place: Hopi Place Names, Poetry, Traditional Dance and Song

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
For Native Americans, the connection between themselves and the land on which they live runs deep and is apparent throughout their different cultures. During a series of three lessons, young scholars explore the culture of the Hopi...
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Native American Music: Section 2

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Take a look into the many facets, purposes, and styles of Native American music. Each slide in this well-organized presentation provides clear introductory information on the forms and functions of American tribal music. Use it to...
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Native American Literature

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Practice grade-level reading comprehension with this lesson, in which middle schoolers read different examples of Native American literature. They discover different cultures while examining their own, and answer questions related to the...
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Focus of Native American Religious Practices

For Teachers 10th
Here are five quick lessons you can use to introduce your class to religions from around the world. They view and perform a Native American dance, watch a video on Judaism, compare the difference between Catholics and Protestants, watch...
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Native American

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this music worksheet, students identify and describe the Native Americans. They respond to several questions about the music of the Native Americans and their dancing. Students also identify and name various musical signs and symbols...
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Comparing Native American and American Folk Music

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine how aspects of Native American and American folk music are alike and different. They contrast both forms of music and engage in many activities to identify or explain how music fulfills a variety of purposes.
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Music of the People - Native American Music

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders complete a unit of lessons on the singing, instruments, and dancing of Native Americans. They identify and play various instruments, complete worksheets, define key vocabulary, sing songs, and perform dances.
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Celebrate Native American Heritage

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners examine Native American heritage. They explore a museum of Native American culture and explore their food, dress, and customs. They also explore the Native Americans role in the first Thanksgiving.
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Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas-Dancing With the Indians

For Teachers K - 5th
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,...
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Describing Drum Beats in Native American Music

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars analyze the drum patterns and changing styles of the music and dance for the Native American song and dance "Owl Dance." They listen to a recording of "Owl Dance," discuss the cultural context of the song, and perform the...
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Native American Music: Call-and-Response

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners are introduced to call-and-response form of Native American song and dance. They identify and describe a call-and-response form as used in "0 Hal'Lwe." Male students will perform "0 Hal'Lwe" in call-and-response style with drum...
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Native American Alphabetical Order Worksheet

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this online interactive Native American worksheet, students examine 16 Native American words and then write them in alphabetical order on the lines provided. This worksheet may also be printed for classroom use.
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Native American Word Jumble

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Native American worksheet, students read 20 words in a word box that pertain to Native American culture. Students unscramble the letters in 20 words and print them on the line.
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Moccasins Are Made for Dancing

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore two Native American legends. In this cultural traditions lesson, students read "The Legend of Blue Bonnet," and "The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush." Students then study basic Native American dance movements prior to...
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What is a Tribal Government?

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
What is life like on a Native American reservation? Learn about the ways a tribal government works with a reading comprehension activity. After reading a short passage, kids use context clues to answer five comprehension questions.
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21st Century Native American vs. Historical Native American

For Teachers 5th
Interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources by examining multimedia sources regarding Native American culture, both historically and in the 21st century. Students create t-charts to compare the two. Note:...
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Native Americans

For Teachers K - 1st
Students craft, read, and write about Native Americans. In this social studies lesson based on a 2002 issue of Time for Kids The Big Picture, the teacher leads students in early reading activities involving finding syllables, building...
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Native American Friendship Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students demonstrate the proper steps in sequence to the Native American Friendship Dance.
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Hopi Traditional Dance and Song

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Very few outsiders get to see the Hopi "Butterfly Dance." However, using approved footage from the tribe, class members consider the importance of symbols in Hopi culture by watching the dance and analyzing lyrics from its songs....
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Native American Heritage Month

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
An exploration of Native American culture can lead to art, literature, and poetry activities.
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Animal Dance

For Teachers K - 5th
The image Painting of Bear and Sun Dances by Louis Fenno contains an image of a traditional Ute dance. The class will hone their observation skills, as well as their ability to describe in detail, as they take a close look at the piece....
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Rain Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars identify part of the Native American culture and perform a "rain dance".
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The Mandan Buffalo Dance and You

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils create short oral presentations describing how Native American tribes use dance, poetry, music, art and other expressions to make a dedication to a physical concept or thing.
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Creating a Thunderstorm

For Teachers 1st
First graders contrast sounds and make a thunderstorm rhythm.  In this rhythm lesson, 1st graders listen to Native American music and make an original rhythm with their hands and feet.  Students discuss Native Americans.

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