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222 resources with the concept native american culture

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Tradition Through Technology: Native American Storytelling

For Teachers 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....
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Totem Poles - Storytellers of Long Ago

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders should enjoy these fabulous lessons on Totem Poles created by Native Americans of the Northwest. Learners investigate what totems are, the meaning of their symbols and figures, and how they were made by the Native...
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Pre-Columbian Cultures in the Americas

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Native American studies is fun, educational, and highly motivating. Fifth graders will gain a deeper understanding of the six major pre-Columbian culture areas on the North American continent. They will choose one group and conduct...
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Village Life in India

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners use included links to research the lives of people living in a small village in India.
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Native Resistance: Native Resistance Then and Now

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewNative Americans lost so much—and gained so little in return. Scholars explore Native Americans' resistance to the United States government. The lesson uses primary sources to explore the different forms of protest and gives a voice to...
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Borders within the United States: Indian Boarding Schools and Assimilation

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewNative American Nations ... sovereign entities or removable tribes? A thought-provoking lesson explores the relationship between Native American tribes and the United States, including forced assimilation and removal from their ancestral...
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Before and After Carlisle School

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhite reformers thought they were "killing the Indian" to "save the man." Native children were taken from their parents and placed at boarding schools, such as the Carlisle School. Using a comparative photo analysis of children before...
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Assimilation and the Native People of Metlakahtla, Alaska

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
New ReviewFitting in to a dominant culture comes at a price—especially for native peoples. Class members consider this concept using a photo matching game of indigenous people in Alaska. Discussion questions help them consider to what extent these...
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Analyzing a Photograph of a Young American Indian

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
New ReviewA true glimpse of the past, Angelic La Moose smiles back from more than 100 years ago. Young learners examine the picture of a young girl on a Montana Native American reservation from 1913 to comb it for historical details. A form, which...
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Red Power Prevails : The Activism, Spirit, and Resistance of Native American Women

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewNative American women powered the American Indian Movement and other social changes, but they are often forgotten by history books. Examining a series of resources, including a documentary film, photographs, secondary sources, and social...
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Evaluating Perspectives on Westward Expansion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewAlthough popular culture tells the story of the American West simplistically, its reality is far more complex. Native American tribes—while already on the land—didn't have the same interests, and conflicts between white settlers and...
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Analyzing a Photograph of a Treaty Council

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A photo catches a moment in time that provides a glimpse into the past. An interesting resource focuses on historical analysis using an image from a treaty council with Native Americans. Budding historians complete an online worksheet...
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Indian Nations vs. Settlers on the American Frontier: 1786–1788

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Once Americans won the Revolutionary War, their quest to gain land did not end. An interesting activity focuses on Americans' expansion into the frontier following the war and how it conflicted with Native Americans living in the area....
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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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Hopi Place Names

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
What's in a name? Historians consider the question as they examine places important to the Hopi people and the meanings of their place names. Included worksheets include maps and charts to help class members examine the geography of Hopi...
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Hopi Poetry

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
The Hopi refer to corn as their children, demonstrating its importance to the Native American group. Class members consider the role of literal and figurative language by examining poetry from this indigenous group. The resource includes...
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The First Thanksgiving Feast for Grades 6–8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's time for the feast! Young historians complete their study of the First Thanksgiving by completing an online activity, watching a slideshow, and examining a First Thanksgiving timeline. After answering text-dependent questions to...
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Pilgrim and Wampanoag Daily Life for Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Thirteen steps make up a instructional activity that challenges pupils to compare and contrast the daily lives of Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe. Learners revisit the Graffiti Wall then break into small groups for an investigative...
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The First Thanksgiving Feast for Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars examine the first Thanksgiving through books and interviews while they complete a KWL chart. Pretending they are part of the feast, learners craft a scrapbook page that features images related to their experience. Pupils reflect...
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Thanksgiving Mourning

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Two primary sources, a speech, and an article provide tweens and teens with different perspectives of the American Thanksgiving holiday. After analyzing Wamsutta James' suppressed speech and Jacqueline Keeler's article, class members use...
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Recognizing Native American Perspectives: Thanksgiving and the National Day of Mourning

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Thanksgiving—is it a national celebration or the National Day of Mourning? That depends on the point of view. Young historians analyze a speech written by Wamsutta James that presents a Native American view of Thanksgiving. The lesson...
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Why Do We (Still) Celebrate Columbus Day?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What are we really celebrating on Columbus Day? The resource explores the narrative behind Columbus Day and ways for people to change the perception. Scholars also review vocabulary terms associated with the topic and how attitudes have...
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Chapter 1: Circle of Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Volition, or will-power, is the focus of a lesson plan that brings forth the Native symbol, the Circle of Life, to instill the importance of responsible decision-making. Scholars take part in six activities that empower them to reflect...
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Bison Mystery Box

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Natural design is amazing. Young scientists connect the features of a bison to an assortment of everyday items. A bison's tail is an ideal flyswatter, and a pot stores water just like a bison's stomach. The lesson connects the usefulness...