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Lesson Plan Title : Native American Village

Age Range: Kindergarten through Grade 2 (Early Elementary)

Overview and Purpose: This lesson lets students use their creativity and imagination. They work together to create a replica of a Native American village.

Objective: The student will be able to decide which types of houses and artifacts would belong in a historical Native American village.


Various colors of material


Paper String

Various plastic forest and domestic animals





Assorted picture books of actual Native American villages

Any other items that students could use to construct their village


This activity can be used as a culminating lesson on Native Americans. Help students construct a model of a Native American village on a large piece of plywood. Encourage them to plan what they want in the village and then take materials to their desks to make the models. When they are finished, they can bring the model up and place it on the plywood. Students should include as many historical details as possible. If they suggest something that would not belong, ask them to research and see if they can find a picture or mention of it in one of the books.

Depending on the size of your class, you may wish to have two villages being built at the same time.

Wrap Up:

Native Americans are often associated with the Pilgrims in a young student's mind. This activity will help bring them to life as a great people with their own culture and lifestyle.

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