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Colonial North America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Showcase the religion, conflicts, daily life, and politics of Colonial North America. A very well-done presentation highlights all the major colonial groups, social norms, demographics, and political struggles of the time. Perfect for an...
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Whose Rite Is It?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The class explores and debates, from multiple perspectives, a petition to allow Hopi Indians to take golden eagle hatchlings from a federal wildlife sanctuary for use in a religious ceremony. Pupils defend their personal views on the...
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Lesson 1: English-Indian Encounters

For Teachers 8th - 10th
What did the English settlers think of the Native Americans inhabiting the Chesapeake region of the United States? Learners analyze a series of documents and images to determine the English perception of the local inhabitants. A great...
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America: The Story of Us Episode 6: The Heartland

For Students 7th - 8th
I love handouts that include reading passages and discussion questions.Here you will find two pages. Page one provides an informational reading passage and six discussion questions. Page two provides a three paragraph primary-source...
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Kumeyaay Indians

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Useful for literary analysis, citing textual evidence, or summary skills, this lesson about the Kumeyaay Indians would be a good addition to your language arts class. Middle schoolers read novels and summarize the literature in their own...
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Games of Strength, Endurance and Stamina

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore and discuss importance of strength, endurance, and stamina in Native American culture, practice skills such as back push, bench reach, muskox fight, one-and-two-foot high kick, and high kick stand, and monitor, improve,...
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Comparing Cinderella and The Rough-Face Girl

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Pupils examine similarities and differences between cultures. They'll see that literature, reading, and story telling is something all cultures have in common. They should construct Venn diagrams to help them compare and contrast the...
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William Apess and the Mashpee "Revolt" of 1833

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Prompt your class with the following question: What was the status of American Indians in Massachusetts during Jackson's presidency? To answer this question, class members will read a series of primary source documents (attached),...
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Native American Indian Tribes Encountered by the Corps of Discovery

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Upper elementary learners research the various Native American nations encountered during the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They work in groups researching Native American communities, prepare a slide show demonstrating various aspects of...
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Primary Sources and Protagonists: A Native American Literature Unit

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Introduce your middle schoolers to the lives of past Native Americans. First, learners work together to put photographs in a sequence. Then, using their sequence, they create stories to share with the whole class. No matter how old your...
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Kennewick Man: Science and Sacred Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Have respect for the dead!" Scholars investigate how science and religion often clash. As they look into the laws of science and the laws of religion, the legal ramifications at the federal level of both play into an argument they...
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Topic Report Learning Organizer

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
If you'd like to quickly access a simple graphic organizer designed for a class to divide and conquer a larger subject, then check out this resource. Assign class members to study a specific topic within a historical theme or event, and...
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Why Map a Map?

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
After brainstorming reasons why Native Americans mapped their lands, your young critical thinkers will work together to review their ideas and determine the definition of a map. With today's extensive use of mapping technology and GPS...
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The Lewis and Clark Expedition

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate U.S. History by defining the voyages of Lewis and Clark. In this famous explorers lesson, students analyze the American Indian's point of view of European exploration by watching an educational DVD. High...
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Raven The Trickster Puppet Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students engage in a activity that is concerned with the legends of Native Americans that are found in the Northwest Region. They conduct research using a variety of resources and create puppets and a stage for the acting of one of the...
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Express Yourself

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Youngsters practice retelling a part of their favorite Native American tale to a small group of their peers. Peer partners assess each others performances. To keep comments positive and constructive, consider giving your class sentence...
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Traditions and Languages of Three Native Cultures: Tlingit, Lakota, and Cherokee

For Teachers 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.
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Bison on the Plains

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore U.S. geography by reading assigned text about American Indians. In this migration lesson, 5th graders identify the differences between Native Americans and European settlers who traveled through middle America in...
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Westward Movement: Expansion or Encroachment?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create a portfolio of pictures and research primary resources to investigate if westward expansion was justified. In this westward expansion lesson plan, 6th graders discuss the effect the expansion had on Native American...
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Indian Removal: Does History Always Reflect progress?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the idea that progress for some might not mean progress for all. In this Native American lesson, students recognize different viewpoints about historical events through the study of primary documents. High...
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Plains Indians Pictographs

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars explore methods of written communication. In this Plains Indian lesson, students create pictographs representing everyday modern life after observing the pictographs used by the Plains Indians. Pictograph stories are...
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Native Americans: Data Collector

For Students 4th - 5th
For this Native Americans research worksheet, students choose a specific tribe to research. Students fill in information about region, environment, shelters, foods and clothing.
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Teaching About the First Thanksgiving

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
Learners research information about the Mayflower, Pilgrims, the Plymouth Colony, the Wampanoags, and the first Thanksgiving. They take an online tour of the Mayflower, interpret timelines, create a postcard, and compare and contrast the...
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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...