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Native Americans - Lesson and activity ideas for a unit on the history and culture of peoples indigenous to North America source

Native Americans - My second graders also study Native Americans. We focus mainly on Eastern Woodlands Indians (since were from NJ), and I break the kids up according to their interests. The groups come up with questions according to their interests, and then do modified "research" by reading books. The students write down a few facts that help in answering their questions, and then they ...source

native americans - I am currently teaching a Native Americans unit, and my class is really enthuiastic about it. I have turned it into more of a simulation, to help keep interest going. I broke my class into groups, and each group took a region of our state. They then choose...source

1492: An Ongoing Voyage - Surveys the many varied societies in North and South America prior to and through first European contact source

Activities to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month - A collection of lesson plans about Native American topics including folktales, Navajo rugs, origins of state names, and more source

American Indian Leather Painting - Students design a simulated Native American leather painting with brown paper bags source

Arrowhead Patterns - A printable blackline diagram to identify arrowheads source

Birch Bark Canoe - Students make a miniature replica of a canoe using construction paper and yarn source

Birch Bark Canoe - Directions for using simple materials to create a model of a canoe source

Creating Your New Lenape Name - A printable activity that guides students in selecting a name using typical Lenape names source

Dream Catcher - Step-by-step directions with pictures show students how to create a craft in the style of a Native American dream catcher out of inexpensive materials source

Europe and America Meet: 1492-1673 - This unit explores how Native American cultures were changed, both negatively and positively, with the arrival of European explorers in the fifteenth century source

First Nations Histories - Short tribal histories (contact to 1900) of over 50 Native American nations primarily from what is now the northeastern United States (advanced reference) source

Hides that Reveal - Students decorate simulated animal hides to demonstrate understanding of Native American symbols source

How to Make Corn Husk Dolls - Directions with pictures explaining the process of making a corn husk doll, a common toy of both many Native American and colonial children source

Indian Life - A printable board game and directions for playing. Students learn about hunters and gatherers, food storage, and Native American heritage source

Indian Removal - A printable worksheet that uses primary sources to illustrate attitudes toward Native Americans during the nineteenth century (advanced reference) source

Native American Board Games - A lesson plan with reproducibles that guides students in lerning about, researching, and creating a game of a Native American child source

Native American Culture Group - A printable worksheet for recording information about a Native American tribe source

Native American Games - Printable directions for playing the Hand Game and the Stick Game source

Native American Games and Toys - Directions for ten Native American games source

Native American Mini-Units - A literature based unit for exploring Native American legends source

Native American Recipes - Traditional recipes for pemmican, sweet boiled corn, and wild green salad source

Native American Tribes - A printable crossword puzzle about the names of Native American groups. Includes answer key source

Native Americans - Lesson ideas and a reproducible activity that integrates math and social studies. Students practice counting skills with a story mat that depicts a Wampanoag village source

Native Americans Wordsearch Puzzle - A printable puzzle of Native American tribal names source

Not Indians: Many Tribes - An instructional unit with background information and web-linked lesson plans that teach students about the diversity of the First Americans source

Totem Pole - Students use a paper towel tube, colors, construction paper, scissors, and glue to make a simulated miniature totem pole source

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