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American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

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 Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month in November. There are also plenty of activities to use throughout the year for music, drama, art, and language arts.

Printables

Make Your Own Totem Pole
Tipi Pattern
Native American Picture Writing
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
Indian Symbols and Meanings
The Trail of Tears
Learn About Pocahontas
More Popular Native American Printables

Lesson Plans

Native American Music: Call-and-Response
Percussion Performance and Culture
Stone Fox: A Collection of Lessons
Describing Drum Beats in Native American Music
A Play about Sacagawea
Tlingit Indians of the Pacific Northwest
Native American Music and the Flute
More Native American Lesson Plans

Quizzes

Native Americans Quiz
Early America Quiz
American Colonies Quiz
Anasazi and Plains Indians Quiz

References

Native American Instruments
Contemporary Native American Music
Indian Pudding
Cranberry-Nut Bread
More Native American References

Language Arts Activities

Sign of the Beaver
Native American Life
Indian Sign Language Chart
Cherokee Fables
Native American Song: 0 Hal'Lwe
Native American Tribes Word Search
Pedro's Journal Literature Guide
More Popular Native American Language Arts Activities

Thanksgiving Activities

Native American Indian Crafts
History of Thanksgiving – Videos & Activities
Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
Life in Plymouth - Pilgrim Study Unit (lesson 6 of 7)
Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
The Wampanoag: A Thanksgiving Lesson
American Indians Today
More Thanksgiving – Teacher Resources

Native American Music Resources

Native American Musical Instruments
Teaching Native American Music
Regional Music Styles of Native American Tribes
Native American Pronunciation Guide
Sounding Word-Rhythms
Intertribal Style of Native American Music
More Native American Music Resources

Drama & Art Activities

My Book About Native Americans
Make a God's Eye
Totem Pole
Longhouses, Canoes, and Totem Poles
Make a "Wooden" Mask
Make a Button Blanket
Indian Boy and Girl Cutouts
More Native American Drama & Art Activities

Math Activities

Sandpainting Math
November Bulletin Board: Fractions
Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"
Literature & Math: Stories about Time
Storing Food
Vitamin Math

Highlights

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

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