Lesson Plan : Who Are The Native Americans?

Teacher Name:
 Mrs. Gina Waggoner
Grade:
 Grade 1
Subject:
 Social Studies

Topic:
 Introduction to the Native Americans
Content:
 Native Americans Tepee Tribes
Goals:
 Students will be able to describe items associated with Native Americans Students will gain an understanding of the culture and history of Native Americans Students will gain an appreciation for the Native Americans, their culture, lifestyle, and traditions
Objectives:
 Students will be able to identify items associated with Native Americans Students will learn how to make a Native American headband Students will recognize Native American music Students will learn how to make a Native American drum
Materials:
 "I’m a Little Indian" song Listening examples of Native American music (YouTube) Brown construction paper Craft feathers Glue Beads Coffee cans (clean) with metal bottom cut off but with plastic lid intact Oatmeal containers Wooden spoons Paint Construction paper
Introduction:
 Dress as a Native American Show students authentic Native American items Play Native American music Watch "Brother Bear"
Development:
 Talk about Native American music and instruments (YouTube) Talk about Native American housing and food Talk about Native American clothing Teach the song “I’m a Little Indian”
Practice:
 Make a Native American drum Make Native American headbands Sing “I’m a Little Indian”
Accommodations:
 For hearing impaired students – use the drum so they can feel the vibrations – use sign language for the words to the song or use motions for the words 2. For visually impaired children – use the drum for the students to feel the materials
Checking For Understanding:
 Can students identify Native American items? Can the students relate relevant information to the teacher when asked?
Closure:
 Review the types of clothing and instruments that the Native Americans use Review the things that are associated with Native American food and housing Introduce more Native American instruments

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