Unit Plan

Introduction to Pre-Columbian Lessons

This Introduction to Pre-Columbian Lessons unit plan also includes:

Native peoples established civilizations all over Central and North America. Introduce native civilizations with a unit that promotes discussion, reinforces map skills, enhances reading comprehension, and exposes young historians to the Pre-Columbian time period.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use after a unit or lesson on Christopher Columbus, and before a unit or lesson on Thanksgiving
  • Create a timeline as a class to display the time periods of each civilization 
Classroom Considerations
  • Some concepts and vocabulary maybe be too difficult for younger elementary-aged learners to grasp
  • The 41-page packet comes with lesson plans, background information for teachers, worksheets and their answer keys, extensions activities, links to other reading materials, and maps
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