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Native American Heritage Month | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 4th
Watch a quick video to discover why November is Native American Heritage Month. Engaging graphics and eye-catching sound effects detail facts from the origins of the holiday to how we celebrate during the month presently. 
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Native Americans in North Carolina

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Tuscarora, Cherokee, Waxhaw, Meherrin, Catawba, Hatteras. The six Native American tribes who have lived in North Carolina are the focus of a simulation that asks class groups to research one tribe, and then to prepare a presentation that...
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Curriculum Guide For Teaching Texas History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Follow Texas history from Native Americans all the way to the 21st Century. Teachers analyze the creation of a year-long course on Texas history and use a wide range of teaching subjects and materials to guide them through the state's...
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Native Viewpoints In Their Own Words

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the perspectives of Native Americans regarding various historical events. In this cultural diversity lesson plan, students read essays from an anthology titled Native American Testimony: A Chronicle of Indian-White...
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The Settlers are Coming, but the Natives are Here

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine interactions between Native Americans and settlers. In this Westward Expansion lesson plan, students participate in a classroom simulation and then write paper about how the Native Americans and settlers could keep...
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Native American Cultures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
There is a lot to this Native American exploration plan, delve into it! A WebQuest focuses research with 3 expeditions (printable if resources dictate). Scholars keep track of findings on a KWL chart (consider a more note-taking specific...
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Native American Interaction with Other Peoples

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Pupils examine the relationships between Native Americans and the Europeans who settled America. In this cultural diversity lesson, students analyze primary documents and respond to essay questions regarding the relationships.
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Native American Literature Unit

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the lives of Native Americans.  In this American History lesson, 8th graders analyze primary sources on Native Americans. 
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Native American Legends

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners research Native American legends from the American Southwest. In this Native American legends lesson, students read legends and identify the main ideas and supporting details. Learners use graphic organizers to brainstorm their...
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Colonists or Native Americans?

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students analyze the Colonial era by viewing photographs.  In this U.S. History lesson, students view a PowerPoint slide-show of numerous images representing the Colonial era of the United States.  Students practice sorting the pictures...
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We Have a Story to Tell: Native Peoples of the Chesapeake Region

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How did colonial settlement and the establishment of the United States affect Native Americans in the Chesapeake region? Your young historians will analyze contemporary and historical maps, read informational texts, and work in groups to...
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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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Stereotyping of Native Americans

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Here is a lesson that covers the stereotyping of Native Americans in American culture is here for you. Learners see that there are many instances of stereotyping that are an accepted part of our society. After a lengthy discussion, a...
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Colonization Effects From First Encounter through US Federal Policy

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine American policies. In this Native American history lesson, students compare and contrast life in America prior to colonization and following it. Students discuss policies that displaced Native Americans.
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The Young Indan Supermarket

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore the significance of buffalo to the Great Plains Native Americans. In this Native American history lesson, students conduct research to compare and contrast how buffalo were are valued by the Great Plains Native Americans.
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Native American Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's time for scholars to put their knowledge of primary sources to the test. A helpful assessment uses photos to test pupils' knowledge of how to analyze primary sources and determine their time periods. High school social studies...
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Indian Removal: Does History Always Reflect progress?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the idea that progress for some might not mean progress for all. In this Native American instructional activity, students recognize different viewpoints about historical events through the study of primary documents....
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Native American Stereotypes

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine Native American stereotypes. In this Native American history lesson, 11th graders complete an activity about generalizations as they analyze the provided political cartoons regarding the portrayal of Native...
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Practicing Listening and Reading Closely: The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address

For Teachers 4th Standards
Thanksgiving doesn't occur only once a year for the Haudenosaunee. Weave a instructional activity about reading closely with an inspiring message about eternal gratitude for all of the elements of creation into a unit on Native American...
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Native Californians and the Portola Expedition

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What 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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A Life in Beads: The Stories a Plains Dress Can Tell

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Young learners discover how the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes preserved native culture through the making of traditional dresses, identifying the resources used to make the dresses and discussing behind the meaning behind some American...
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A River Ran Wild: An Environmental History

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The Nashua River serves as the focal point of an investigation of the treatment of and care for natural resources. A reading of A River Rand Wild: An Environmental History by Lynne Cherry, launches the study and class members consider...
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How the West was Lost-The Trail of Tears

For Teachers 8th - 12th
In this Native American history worksheet, young scholars respond to 14 short answer questions about Cherokee removal polices and the Trail of Tears.
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Paper Weaving

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Practice the native concept of weaving with traditional classroom items. Using assorted colors of construction paper, your class will simulate how to weave. This is a great activity to connect to a Native American, Mexican, or other...

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