Native American Lesson Plans

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Native American Theme, Vol. 1 Workbook

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  • Do 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.
  • Indigenous Residents of Michigan - Compare and contrast the lives and roles of indigenous persons to the lives and roles they have now.
  1. Intro 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.
  2. Learning 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.
  3. Lifestyles of American Indians - Students will be able to understand the concept of how important rain was for the Native American.
  4. Nation Divided - The Adavance of African Americans in society Struggles of the Immigrants and changes in laws Mexican and Native American struggles.
  5. Native 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?
  6. Native American Dwellings - Looking at different structures of houses and finding the shapes that are incorporated in the house structures.
  7. Native 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.
  8. Native 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 each tribe.
  9. Native American Village - This lesson lets students use their creativity and imagination. They work together to create a replica of a Native American village.
  10. Native American Wonders - To introduce children to the culture of a variety of tribes through literature and related activities.
  11. 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."
  12. Native Americans Across the Curriculum- PDF format.
  13. Not 'Indians,' Many Tribes: Native American Diversity- One factor influencing diversity is environment. Help your students study the interaction between environment and culture.
  14. The Algonquian Way of Life - Students will identify the role that nature played in the lives of these Native Americans.
  15. The 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.
  16. Traditions 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?
  17. What Was Columbus Thinking?- After completing the lessons in this unit, students will be able to: Identify three stated aims of Columbus's voyages.
  18. Who Are The Native Americans? - Dress as a Native American Show students authentic music Watch and "Brother Bear".