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... read more


American Indian War History Quiz

How much do your students know about the first wars in America? Give them t... read more


American Indian Art and Technology Quiz

Native Americans used art for both decoration and practical purposes. Test ... read more


Quiz: Notable American Indians

Give students this quiz to help them learn more about American Indian Herit... read more


Literature & Math: Stories About Time

Connect mathematics and social studies with activities for Do You Know What... read more

Slideshow Gallery

Native American Life on the Great Plains

Find images and information about Native American life in villages on the G... read more


Native American Report

Children create a report about Native American culture, food, and shelter b... read more


The First Americans Reading Warm-Up

This printable warm-up helps students master important reading skills with ... read more


Jim Thorpe Reading Warm-Up

In this printable warm-up, students read a short biography on Olympic athle... read more


Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities

Explore extension lessons and activities related to Island of the Blue Dolp... read more


The Navajo Code Talkers

Read about the Navajo Code Talkers, and explore the related activity to lea... read more


Learn About Pocahontas

Pocahontas was a young Native American girl who helped forge amicable relat... read more


Make a God's Eye

This easy and fun craft activity was inspired by Native Americans of the So... read more


Vitamin Math

These word problems detail the nutritional content of the Southwestern Nati... read more


Make a "Wooden" Mask

Students make a beaver mask in the style of the Northwest Coast Native Amer... read more


Make a Button Blanket

One craft unique to the natives of the Northwest Coast is the making of bla... read more


Folktales of the Northwest

We can learn a great deal about the natives of the Northwest from reading t... read more


Longhouses, Canoes, and Totem Poles

Indians of the Pacific Northwest used the cedar tree for many different pur... read more


Storing Food

Before refrigerators and freezers, people had to rely on other ways of keep... read more

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