Native-American History (American Indians)

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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 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.

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    Blue Birds Common Core Educator's Guide

    Teach students about Roanoke Island. Through historical fiction and extension activities, students w... read more


    History of Thanksgiving

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


    Itse Selu: Cherokee Harvest Festival Activity

    In this printable activity, students develop their own written language and discuss holiday traditio... read more


    History of Bison in America Reading Warm-Up

    The printable warm-up helps students master important reading skills. It features a nonfiction readi... 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


    Native American Recipes

    Use these Native American recipes to make Indian fry bread, Indian tacos, Indian nachos, and more. C... read more


    Make a Corn Necklace

    Students can make a necklace out of corn! This arts and crafts activity is perfect for celebrating Thanksgiving or for American Indian Heritage Month. read more


    Killing with Words

    Students learn how damaging stereotypes can be, and then explore it further with a brainstorming activity. read more

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