Native American Heritage Month Teacher Resources

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Look below for lessons, activities, and printables on Native American life and culture. Use these resources to teach students of all ages about the colonization of America from a different perspective. You'll find great educational resources for Native American Heritage Month in November. There are also plenty of activities to use throughout the year for music, drama, art, and language arts.

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    History of Thanksgiving

    Learn how Thanksgiving became a national holiday. Each educational video on the history of Thanksgiv... read more


    American Indian Art and Technology Quiz

    Native Americans used art for both decoration and practical purposes. Test your students' knowledge ... read more


    Quiz: Notable American Indians

    Give students this quiz to help them learn more about American Indian Heritage: famous people, notew... read more


    Literature & Math: Stories About Time

    Connect mathematics and social studies with activities for Do You Know What Time It Is? by Robert E.... read more

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    Native American Life on the Great Plains

    Find images and information about Native American life in villages on the Great Plains of North Amer... read more


    Native American Report

    Children create a report about Native American culture, food, and shelter by researching the answers to questions posed in this printable. read more


    Jim Thorpe Reading Warm-Up

    In this printable warm-up, students read a short biography on Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe and answer reading comprehension questions. read more


    Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Sacagawea Biography

    In this printable reading warm-up, students learn about the life of an explorer. Use this short biog... read more


    Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities

    Explore extension lessons and activities related to Island of the Blue Dolphins, the classic childre... read more


    Learn About Pocahontas

    Pocahontas was a young Native American girl who helped forge amicable relations between Native Americans and English settlers. read more


    Vitamin Math

    These word problems detail the nutritional content of the Southwestern Native-American diet. read more


    Make a "Wooden" Mask

    Students make a beaver mask in the style of the Northwest Coast Native American. This is a fun arts... read more


    Make a Button Blanket

    One craft unique to the natives of the Northwest Coast is the making of blankets decorated with moth... read more


    Folktales of the Northwest

    We can learn a great deal about the natives of the Northwest from reading their stories. Use the rea... read more


    Longhouses, Canoes, and Totem Poles

    Indians of the Pacific Northwest used the cedar tree for many different purposes. The reading passag... read more


    Storing Food

    Before refrigerators and freezers, people had to rely on other ways of keeping food fresh. This read... read more

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