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Title: Native Americans


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Native Americans
Third Grade
Sarah Easterling Sarah Kirkland
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Table of Contents
America Heritage People in Society .Slides
3-5
People in Societies ....Slides 6-8
World Interactions.Slides 9-11
Citizenship Rights Responsibilities...Slide
s 12-14
Democratic ProcessesSlides 15-17
Decision Making Resources. Slides 18-20
Science, Technology, SocietySlides 21-23
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American Heritage People in Society
Activities
1.) Have the students put the current ten largest
tribes in order based on population size. Then,
have the students research the ten largest tribes
from 100 years ago and put them in order. 2.)
Have the class make blankets by giving them
geometric shapes. They should use the shapes to
make decorative blankets like the Native
Americans did. 3.) In another activity, students
will make up a rain dance. For this strand, they
should write down the directions to their dance
and read them to the class.
4
American Heritage People in Society
Activities
3.) Students are assigned a tribe to research.
They should make a symbol representing this tribe
and draw it on sandpaper. The symbols should
then be used to make an ancestor quilt. 4.)
Students create a ceremonial face make using a
paper plate, feathers, and construction paper.
5
Webpages
http//www.sos.state.md.us/sos/kids/html/natamer.h
tml
http//cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/Native_
Americans/
http//www.kstrom.net/isk/schools/kidpage.html
http//www.germantown.k12.il.us/html/intro.html
http//www.anthro.mankato.msus.edu/prehistory/sett
lements/index.shtml
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People in Societies
Activities
1.) Have students come up with Native American
names that describe themselves. Give them
examples like, Reads Like Fire or Writes Fine
with Stick.
2.) Have students read aloud Native American
tales. Allow them to choose a tale to illustrate
and share.
3.) Read The Turtle Story to the class. Have
them write their own tale about a Native American
tribe. These tales should provide an explanation
for a natural phenomena.
7
People in Societies
Activities
4.) Divide the class into groups and have each
group estimate the amount of kernels on a corn
cob. Then have a group counter count the actual
number to see whos closest.
5.) Have the students create a rain dance and
teach it to the class.
8
Webpages
http//www.mce.k12tn.net/indians/index.htm
http//www.mce.k12tn.net/indians/famous/pocahontas
.htm
http//www.conexus.si.edu/dine2/?pos99999
http//impurplehawk.com/
http//www.nps.gov/moja/mojahtm1.htm
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World Interactions
Activities
1.) Have students map the ten states that had the
highest population of Native Americans according
to the 1990 census.
2.) Discuss the Cherokee Indians. Investigate
their location, migration, population, personal
experiences, and relations with the Europeans.
Have the class record their findings.
3.) Have the students construct a Venn Diagram of
how they meet their needs compared to how Native
Americans met their needs.
10
World Interactions
Activities
4.) Have the class pretend that they are Chumash
children. Have them write a letter to someone
describing where they live, climate, and what
they eat.
5.) Use the book Arrow to the Sun to illustrate a
Native American pueblo. Have the class write
about how a pueblo compares to an American home.
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Webpages
http//www.indiana.edu/ssdc/eric-chess.html
http//lib-www.ucr.edu/k12info.html
http//www.execpc.com/dboals/boals.html
http//www.csun.edu/hcedu013/index.html
http//ncss.org/online//
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Citizenship Rights an Responsibilities
Activities
1.) Assign each student a poem out of the book
The Desert is Theirs. Have the students
illustrate them and put them all in a class book.
2.) Have the class create a mural of a Chumash
Village with paint. Have them include a Pow Wow
Circle.
3.) Make succatash and have the students try it.
Conduct a class vote regarding how many liked it
versus how many disliked it.
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Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
Activities
4.) Have the students construct a bulletin board
displaying Native American tribes and their
distinguishing features. They should include
housing, food, travel, government, etc.
5.) Ask the students to write a narrative story
from the perspective of a Native American Indian
Chief. Encourage them to write about the
problems they face and how they solve them.
14
Webpages
http//www.ilt.columbia.edu/k12/history/aha.html
http//www.thehistorynet.com/THNarchives/americanh
istory/
http//www.lib.utexas.edu/libs/pcl/map_
http//collection/histus.html
http//www.law.voknor.edu/iroquois.html
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Democratic Processes
Activities
1.) Have the students make a class book based on
the book, The Gift of the Sacred Dog. Have the
students decided who will write and illustrate
each page.
2.) Discuss how sharing is emphasized in The
Desert is Theirs. Engage the class in a
discussion of how they share the earth with the
plants and animals today.
3.) Ask the class to create their own Pow Wow
Circle in groups, and dramatize a problem that
their tribe is facing. Have the group brainstorm
to find a solution.
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Democratic Processes
Activities
4.) Have the students break up into groups and
act out a part of the book Arrow to the Sun.
Have them elect who will play each role.
5.) After reading The Legend of the Indian
Paintbrush, break the class into groups and have
each group put strips of paper describing events
from the book into chronological order.
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Webpages
http//probe.nalusda.gov8300/cgi-bin/browse/mpnad
b
http//www.si.edu/nmai/abmus.htm
http//www.pitt.edu/1mitten/natlang.html
http//www.narrews.org
http//web.maxwell.syr.edu/nativeweb/
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Decision Making and Resources
Activities
1.) Read the book The Legend of the Indian
Paintbrush and watch the video. Have the
students look for sililarities and differences,
and then write about which they liked better.
2.) Have the students build a Native American
village.
3.) Have the class design a costume or jewelry
worn by Native Americans. Have them use
materials found in the environment.
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Decision Making and Resources
Activities
4.) Have the class create ceremonial rattles
using milk cartons and beans. Have them decorate
their rattles.
5.) Have the class write a story from the
perspective of a Native American child. Ask them
to describe what chores they do and how they meet
their needs.
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Webpages
http//www.tqd.advanced.org/3081/
http//members.aol.com/drxdonnhistory/american.htm
l
http//www.si.edu/nmai/nav.htm
http//hanksville.phast.umass.edu/misc/namusic.htm
l
http//indy4.fdl.cc.mn.us/isk/stories/stories.h
tml
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Science, Technology, Society
Activities
1.) Have the class prepare a Native American menu
to share with the class. Publish the menu using
a word program.
2.) Grow plants in the classroom. Emphasize the
importance of rain to the plants and relate this
to rains importance for the Native Americans.
3.) Read Annie and the Old One. Have the
students make a chart comparing their lives to
Annies.
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Science, Technology, Society
Activities
4.) Have each student choose an animal from The
Desert is Theirs. Have them write a poem about
the animal and publish it using a word program.
5.) Ask the class to sort the Chumash food into
categories. Have them publish a chart using a
word program.
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Webpages
http//www.crocker.com/rebotis/subjects/nativeame
ricans.html
http//www.lennox.k12.ca.us/lpd.html
http//www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmai/nachild.htm
http//www.indiancircle.com/
http//www.ukans.edu/heritage/owk/128/indian.html
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