Lesson Plan

Native American Gender Roles in Maryland

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Toss gender roles out the window—some societies lived in a world where women not only possessed the family wealth but also were the farmers and butchers. Many Native American societies had more gender equity than European societies. Using a reading and primary source images, young historians consider gender roles and gender equity in indigenous groups in America.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource to supplement instruction about Native American peoples
  • Offer visuals and discussion questions as a warm-up activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource is geared toward Maryland history but can be adapted to classrooms across the country
  • Reading includes vocabulary cues
  • Included graphic organizers make classroom use simple
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