Native American Lesson Plans
American Teaching Resources
American Theme, Vol. 1 Workbook
American Theme, Vol. 2 Workbook
you know Native Americans? - After this activity students will
understand the stereotypes placed on Native American peoples and
they will be ready to research Native Americans past and present.
Residents of Michigan - Compare and contrast the lives and roles
of indigenous persons to the lives and roles they have now.
to Native American Housing - This lesson draws attention to the most
prominant types of housing that Native Americans lived in prior to colonization
and narrows scope to the Plains Tepee.
about Native Americans - Students should be able to name the important
characteristics of each tribe, differentiating between their cultures
and method of living/means of survival.
of American Indians - Students will be able to understand the concept
of how important rain was for the Native American.
Divided - The Adavance of African Americans in society Struggles of
the Immigrants and changes in laws Mexican and Native American struggles.
American Cultures Across the U.S.- How are American Indians represented
in today's society? What objects and practices do we associate with Indian
culture? What are some actual customs and traditions of specific groups?
American Dwellings - Looking at different structures of houses and
finding the shapes that are incorporated in the house structures.
Americans and the Home - To experience different foods from different
cultures as well as to integrate mathematics and vocabulary into a lesson
that is fun for everyone.
American Tribes - Students will be able to discuss tribes, cultures,
crafts, types of food eaten, type of hunting/fishing, types of homes for
each of 5 regional tribes. Students will be able to write summaries of
American Village - This lesson lets students use their creativity
and imagination. They work together to create a replica of a Native American
American Wonders - To introduce children to the culture of a variety
of tribes through literature and related activities.
- Native Americans-
"Students will learn that many years ago there were many different
Indian tribes who lived in America, and depended on the land for food,
shelter and clothing."
Native Americans Across the Curriculum- PDF format.
'Indians,' Many Tribes: Native American Diversity- One factor influencing
diversity is environment. Help your students study the interaction between
environment and culture.
Algonquian Way of Life - Students will identify the role that nature
played in the lives of these Native Americans.
French in North America - Students will gain a better knowledge of
the effects the French explorers had on the development of North America,
and especially their effect on Minnesota.
and Languages of Three Native Cultures: Tlingit, Lakota, & Cherokee-
What are some of the traditions of the Lakota, Tlingit, and Cherokee?
How is a people's language tied to its traditions? Why is it important
to preserve the traditions and languages of native cultures?
Was Columbus Thinking?- After completing the lessons in this unit,
students will be able to: Identify three stated aims of Columbus's voyages.
- Who Are The Native Americans? - Dress as a Native American Show students
authentic music Watch and "Brother Bear".