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180 resources with the concept native american history

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The Haudenosaunee Legendary Founding

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
While many young historians would say the United States' form of democracy is the longest living, the confederacy established by Hiawatha and the Haudenosaunee is America's precursor. The activity set, complete with a beautifully...
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Slavery and Freedom

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do nineteenth-century texts by African American and Native American writers contribute to the country's ideals of freedom and individuality? Learners explore the topic by watching and discussing a video, reading biographies, writing...
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Exploring Borderlands

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What motivated Europeans to explore the New World, and what effects did their exploration have on Native American populations? The second installment of a 16-part American Passages series prompts pupils to watch a video and read several...
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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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History of Immigration Through the 1850s

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Everyone living in the United States today is a descendant from an immigrant—even Native Americans. Learn about the tumultuous history of American immigration with a reading passage that discusses the ancient migration over the Bering...
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Native Americans of the Chesapeake Bay: Using Primary vs. Secondary Sources

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Discover the rich Native American culture that existed at the time of early European exploration into the Chesapeake region through analysis of several primary and secondary sources.
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Native Americans and Natural Resources

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
North American Indian civilizations had already been in place for over 10,000 years before the arrival of European settlers. Introduce your young historians to Indian tribes that lived in the Chesapeake region in the early seventeenth...
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Lone Dog's Winter Count: Keeping History Alive

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
What is oral tradition, and what unique tool did the Native Americans of the Northern Great Plains use to help them remember their complex histories? Through pictograph analysis, discussion, research, and an engaging hands-on activity,...
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Teaching Perspective in the Social Studies Classroom

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
New ReviewHow would the story of the discovery of America be different if indigenous people told it through their eyes? Individuals compare the conventional account of this moment in history to an account given by one of the native peoples. After...
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Carlisle Indian Industrial School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewHow do policies aimed to help actually hurt? Native American boarding schools—an attempt at assimilating children of indigenous tribes into white culture—had a shattering effect on those who attended. With primary sources, including...
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California Missions and Native Americans

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhat was the true impact on Native American tribes when immigrants began to seize land in Western areas, such as California? Using images created by these migrants, as well as written descriptions, class members consider the various...
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Native Californians and the Portola Expedition

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhat was California like before the Spanish came? Class members discover the answer to the question using images of Native Americans and diaries of the early Spanish explorers. Scaffolded activities allow instructors to adapt the...
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Expansion of the Inca Empire

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewIf you could write your own history textbook, what would you include? Learners play the role of textbook writers by examining evidence of the Inca Empire. With primary sources from Spanish and indigenous perspectives, as well as images,...
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Great Plains Homesteaders

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New Review"Westward, ho!" may have been their cry in spite of the hardships. Using a series of photographs by Solomon D. Butcher of those who ventured west, class members consider what life was like in the 1800s for those who embarked on the...
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Impact of the California Missions on Native Americans

For Teachers 4th Standards
While the Spanish claimed to bring civilization to California indigenous peoples, in reality, they also brought violence and forced assimilation to European values. Primary sources, such as the reports of Catholic priests and Europeans...
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On This Day: Mayflower Compact

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Learners consider how the Mayflower Compact created a sense of order for the new residents of North America. Video clips include a scholar and a re-enactor playing Plymouth Gov. William Bradford, and others include Native American...
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On This Day: Sand Creek Massacre

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The Sand Creek Massacre refers to the killing of hundreds of native peoples at the hands of federal troops. Today, the site is marked as a sacred spot by the National Parks Service. Young people consider the impact of the atrocity and...
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On This Day: Battle of Tippecanoe

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What do the War of 1812 and the accidental presidency of John Tyler have in common? Historians ponder the question as they learn about the Battle of Tippecanoe, how it led to the declaration of war with Great Britain in the War of 1812,...
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How Do We Right the Wrongs of the Past?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
While righting historical wrongs may be difficult, the United States and other countries have tried to reconcile themselves with the past. A resource asks scholars to examine the United States' efforts to come to terms with issues such...
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Native Americans

For Teachers 7th Standards
Introduce middle schoolers to the First Nations that inhabited the Northeast during the Age of Exploration with a series of activities designed for differentiated groups.
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The Columbian Exchange

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What did you have for dinner last night? Many scholars ask that question without considering the history behind the foods they eat. Using a simulation, scholars investigate how the foods they eat are the product of the Columbian...
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Economic Systems of the Incas and Aztecs

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Inca and Aztecs created vast economic empires in South America, but how did economics play a role? A simulation activity and reading help scholars evaluate the kinds of markets these great civilizations created. They then consider...
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The Best Sniper Of World War 1 - Francis Pegahmagabow

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
While he wasn't even considered a Canadian citizen, France Pegahmagabow had the greatest number of kills of any sniper during World War I. After the war, Pegahmagabow went on to lobby for greater rights for the members of the First...
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The Teotihuacan Fire Ceremony

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Fire and light play an almost universal role in world religions, and the predecessors for the Aztecs were no exception. Using an animation, the enlightening video recreates the Teotichuacan Fire Ceremony with rich details and features...