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Native American Literature

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Celebrate and honor Native American culture with this set of graphic organizers that showcases literature like The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses and A Boy Called Slow as well as three other Native American literature books. Learners compare...
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Choosing Sides: The Native Americans' Role in the American Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the different roles assumed by various Native American tribes during the American Revolution. They examine the issues involved for Native Americans in choosing the British or the American side of the conflict, such as...
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Native Americans of the Lewis and Clark Trail

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of the Corps of Discovery expedition, class groups research the different Native American tribes Lewis and Clark encountered on their journey and share their findings with the class.
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Conflict in Alabama in the 1830s: Native Americans, Settlers, and Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To better understand the Indian Removal Act of 1830, class members examine primary source documents including letters written by Alabama governors and the Cherokee chiefs. The lesson is part of a unit on the expansion of the United...
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Not 'Indians,' Many Tribes: Native American Diversity

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore what they thought they knew about "Indians." They examine the Hopi, Abeneki and Kwatiutl tribes in a game-like activity using archival documents.
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Totem Poles

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students create outdoor totem poles by creating masks and designing an outdoor painting in the woods. In this totem poles lesson plan, students study Native American culture.
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Native American History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how Chief Joseph attempted to challenge stereotypes about Native Americans. In this Native American history instructional activity, students read "An Indian's Views of Indian Affairs," and then paraphrase the selection....
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Native American Folktales

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars research Native American groups and compile information into a web/chart with various categories. They read and summarize folktales from their assigned group and then present their research to the class. They compare their...
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Reading: Chief Seattle

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this reading a speech worksheet, students read the words of Chief Seattle from 1857. Students analyze the words in bold type and answer 6 multiple choice questions.
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Federal Indian Policy --Self Determination

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore Native American self determination. In this Native American history and writing lesson, students discuss and summarize the main points of the Self Determination Act after viewing an interview of a current Montana...
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Hopi Tribal Council

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Focusing on the differences between traditional Hopi government and the Hopi Tribal Council, this resource is a good addition to your unit on Native American culture. Learners conduct Internet research, analyze primary source photos, and...
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Native Americans and Giving

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: The Words of Chief Seattle lesson, students examine the plight of Native Americans and explore Native Americans' quest for the "common good."
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America’s Indian Removal Policies: Tales and Trails of Betrayal

For Teachers 8th Standards
Examine the perspectives, cultural clashes, and historical implications of Indian removal policies in the United States during the 1930s. Your young historians will closely examine primary sources and engage in insightful discussions on...
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The Omaha Native Americans

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students reflect on the history of Native Americans in the current Omaha area.  In this instructional activity, students utilize the computer by completing an Internet search on Native Americans in Omaha then gather in small groups to...
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How Native Americans Stayed Warm

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate how climate affects basic needs. In this basic needs social studies lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation, then describe the clothing worn by Native Americans in the photographs. Students discuss differing...
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Sitting Bull: Spiritual Leader and Military Leader

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Sitting Bull was not expected to be a great warrior. Yet, he led the Lakota people and other tribes to several pivotal victories against the United States government when federal troops threatened their land. Using primary sources, such...
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Indian Chiefs

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students show similarities and differences between two Native American Indian chiefs using a Venn
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Seven Directions: Making Connections Between Literature and American Indian History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Stereotype or archetype? Myth or fact? Middle schoolers apply critical thinking skills to assess the validity of the images and story details in picture books portraying Native American history. The study begins with an examination of...
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Colonization Effects From First Encounter through US Federal Policy

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners examine American policies. In this Native American history lesson, students compare and contrast life in America prior to colonization and following it. Learners discuss policies that displaced Native Americans.
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Be Thankful for Native American Culture

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders, using books as research sources, take notes in groups about Native American cultures, customs, and contributions. They share their findings with the class and consider the concept of giving thanks.
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Excerpt from the Trail of Tears Diary

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
How did Native American nations exhibit resilience as they were forcibly relocated from their homelands in 1830? Pupils read two interview excerpts from the Trail of Tears Diary and discuss what Native Americans fought to preserve along...
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North Carolina Cherokee Indians: The Trail of Tears

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students discuss and research the Trail of Tears.  In this Native American history unit, students read stories about and research information about the Cherokee Indians and the Trail of Tears.  Students work in literature circles and...
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Dreamcatchers

For Teachers K - 5th
After reading a Native American legend about dreamcatchers, why not make some. This resource provides several good links that explain the legend of the dreamcatcher and step-by-step instructions for making them with the class. Tip: If...
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Western Indian Wars

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Why do many Native Americans live on reservations? An interactive resource teaches about how reservations came to be and the tragic history behind Native Americans moving from their lands. Teenagers read passages, view images, and click...

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