Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians

This Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians unit also includes:

Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy, and a list of important dates in Native history, the resource is an effective way to convey the impact of Native American culture on learners' everyday lives.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Provide learners with the opportunity to choose their own project from the list provided
  • Incorporate into a unit on Native American culture and traditions
  • Bridge across social studies and language arts to access a variety of skills and standards
  • Distribute reference materials. including the important dates timeline and buffalo analysis sheets, to assist in a research project
Classroom Considerations
  • Does not include worksheets or materials for learners to complete; packet is designed as a series of project ideas and reference pages
  • Published in Montana and based on the tribes from that area of North America, but adaptable for a unit from any state
  • Includes project ideas for math, art, language arts, home economics, music, physical education, science, and social studies
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