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 extensi... read more


    History of Thanksgiving

    Learn how Thanksgiving became a national holiday. Each educational video on... 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

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    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


    Native American Recipes

    Use these Native American recipes to make Indian fry bread, Indian tacos, I... read more


    Make a Corn Necklace

    Students can make a necklace out of corn! This arts and crafts activity is ... read more


    A Puzzling World

    Long ago, the Earth's continents were all part of the same land mass.... read more


    Killing with Words

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