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Title: Native Americans


1
Native Americans
2
Table of Contents
  • History
  • People
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
  • Social Studies Skills and Methods

3
Native Americans
  • First Grade
  • Social Studies Lesson
  • Author Tara Geegan

4
HISTORY
  • Websites
  • Lesson Plans for U.S. History
  • http//members.aol.com/MrDonnHistory/American.html
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • http//www.nmai.si.edu
  • Native American Religion
  • http//nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/eightee
    n/ekeyinfo/natrel.htm

5
HISTORY
  • Websites
  • Lewis and Clark Lesson
  • http//www.oklatravelnet.com/
  • Making a Tepee
  • http//www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/na/teepee/

6
History Activities
  • Activity 1
  • Students will learn about tepees and how Native
    Americans used them for shelter. Afterwards, the
    students will make tepees out of paper bags.
  • Activity 2
  • Students will create a time line of important
    events in Native American history.

7
History Activities
  • Activity 3
  • Students will compare and contrast how we get our
    food today with the methods of food that Native
    Americans previously used.
  • Activity 4
  • Read Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles and
    compare Annies world to Native Americans life
    long ago.

8
History Activities
  • Activity 5
  • Students will discuss the practices of different
    tribes and create a Venn Diagram to display the
    differences and similarities of two (Example
    Cherokee and Seminole)

9
PEOPLE IN SOCIETIES
  • Websites
  • Native American Baskets
  • http//nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/baskets.html
  • Dream Catchers
  • http//www.mrdonn.org/nativeamericans.htmldreamca
    tchers

10
PEOPLE IN SOCIETIES
  • Websites
  • Making a Rain Stick
  • http//artsedge.kennedy-center.org
  • Types of Canoes
  • http//nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/canoes.html
  • Collaborative Thematic Units
  • http//www.libsci.sc.edu/miller/native.htm

11
People in Societies Activities
  • Activity 1
  • Students will design and draw a basket after
    exploring the patterns and various techniques of
    basket weaving that Native Americans used.

12
People in Societies Activities
  • Activity 2
  • Students will make a dream catcher using twine,
    thin wire, beads and feathers.
  • Activity 3
  • Students will learn about rain sticks that Native
    Americans used as instruments. Afterward, they
    will create a poem about their feelings and
    thoughts of rain.

13
People in Societies Activities
  • Activity 4
  • Read Indian Paintbrush by Tomie dePaola and
    discuss Native American art. Give students time
    to paint or draw a scene that connects to the
    story.
  • Activity 5
  • Read The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie
    dePaola and discuss Native American spirituality
    and nature.

14
GEOGRAPHY
  • Websites
  • Native American Tribes by Region
  • http//www.proteacher.com/090018.shtml
  • Native American Wall Maps
  • www.maps4u.com
  • Northeast Iroquois Nation
  • http//nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/iroquois.html

15
GEOGRAPHY
  • Websites
  • Wise Owl An Iroquois Creation Myth
  • http//nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/wiseowl.html
  • Lessons for Specific Regions and Nations
  • http//www.mrdonn.org/nativeamericans.htmlLessons

16
Geography Activities
  • Activity 1
  • Read Wise Owl An Iroquois Creation Myth. Have
    students complete a graphic organizer of the
    beginning, middle, and end of the story.
  • Activity 2
  • As a class, locate several tribes in the Midwest
    region and have the students make a list of five
    tribes in Ohio.

17
Geography Activities
  • Activity 3
  • Students will learn about the term populations
    and explore various populations of Native
    American tribes throughout the United States.

18
Geography Activities
  • Activity 4
  • Students will create a map of an Native American
    village and include a map legend and compass
    rose.
  • Activity 5
  • Students will explore transportation used by
    Native Americans and compare and contrast it to
    transportation used today.

19
ECONOMICS
  • Websites
  • Making a Wampum Belt
  • http//artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2117/
  • Traditional Economy
  • http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Americans_in_t
    he_United_StatesTraditional_economy

20
ECONOMICS
  • Websites
  • Fur Trade
  • http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fur_trade
  • Native American Artifacts
  • http//www.nativeamericantrade.com/
  • First Contacts Expanding Trade
  • www.nebraskastudies.org

21
Economics Activities
  • Activity 1
  • Students will learn about the Native American
    barter system and explore wampum as a form of
    exchange.
  • Activity 2
  • Students will explore negotiating and trading by
    mocking a trade market where goods and services
    can be exchanged.

22
Economics Activities
  • Activity 3
  • Students will compare and contrast our currency
    today with the currency Native Americans used
    with European settlers.
  • Activity 4
  • Students will discuss how weather and nature
    impact economics. Teachers can tie in
    spirituality, rain dances and sticks, and the
    impact weather had on agriculture for Native
    Americans.

23
Economics Activities
  • Activity 5
  • Students will explore Native American jewelry and
    discuss the use of jewelry in the Native American
    trade market. Also, different tribes artifacts
    can be explored and compared.

24
GOVERNMENT
  • Websites
  • Native American Chiefs
  • http//web.telia.com/u15508742/chiefs.htm
  • Treaties Between US and Native Americans
  • http//www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/ntreaty/ntreaty.
    htm

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GOVERNMENT
  • Websites
  • Native American Indian Treaties and Agreements
  • http//www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Treaties/Treatie
    s.html
  • The Great Chiefs
  • http//nativeamericanrhymes.com/chiefs/chiefs.htm
  • The Trial of Standing Bear
  • http//score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/standingbear/

26
Government Activities
  • Activity 1
  • Make a Venn Diagram comparing the roles of the
    President of the United States and the roles of a
    Native American chief.
  • Activity 2
  • Students will compare two tribes and the
    differences in the chiefs ideas and actions.

27
Government Activities
  • Activity 3
  • Students will discuss the qualities that a person
    needs to be a leader. Then, students will write
    a story about someone they know that has those
    qualities.
  • Activity 4
  • Choose two stories and tell the children about
    each of them. Then, let the children vote by
    writing the story name on a piece of paper.
    Students will see the importance of voting and
    decision making.

28
Government Activities
  • Activity 5
  • Teachers will discuss the Indian Removal Act and
    the impacts it had on different tribes.

29
CITIZNESHIP RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Websites
  • The Nez Perce Indians
  • http//www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow4/feb99/mccullough
    /Nez_per_cam.htm
  • The Sioux Nation
  • http//nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/sioux.html
  • Some Principal Tribes of the Plains People
  • http//nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/plains.htmltrib
    es

30
CITIZNESHIP RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Websites
  • Chart of Native Americans
  • http//www.mce.k12tn.net/indians/navigation/native
    _american_chart.htm
  • Native Americans and the Environment
  • http//cnie.org/NAE/index.html

31
Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
Activities
  • Activity 1
  • Students will discuss the primary roles of men
    and women in Native American tribes.
  • Activity 2
  • Students will learn about responsibilities Native
    American children had while growing up, along
    with different customs they practiced.

32
Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
Activities
  • Activity 3
  • Students will discuss the term equality and what
    they know about it. Next, they will brainstorm
    ideas for helping one another and respecting
    differences.
  • Activity 4
  • Students will choose names for themselves based
    on Native American traditions.
  • Activity 5
  • Students will discuss the seven tribes of the
    Sioux and how they worked together to keep
    peaceful relationships. Then, the teacher will
    discuss classroom communities and student
    responsibilities in the room.

33
SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS AND METHODS
  • Websites
  • Videos and Maps
  • http//www.oklatravelnet.com/
  • Native American Lesson Plans
  • http//www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/
    history/native/
  • Native American Symbol Stories
  • http//nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/symbols.html

34
SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS AND METHODS
  • Websites
  • Free Native American Clip Art
  • http//www.mrdonn.org/nativeamericans.htmlclipart
  • Native Tech Native American Technology and Art
  • http//www.nativetech.org/games/index.php

35
Social Studies Skills and Methods Activities
  • Activity 1
  • Students will watch Pocahontas and identify the
    setting, main characters, and the beginning,
    middle, and end.
  • Activity 2
  • Students will visit Native Techs website and
    participate in an online interactive game.

36
Social Studies Skills and Methods Activities
  • Activity 3
  • Students will create a thematic word wall based
    on the vocabulary they learned about Native
    American culture, practices, art, music, and
    tribes.
  • Activity 4
  • Students will listen to different Native American
    tribal music and explore Native American tribal
    dances.

37
Social Studies Skills and Methods Activities
  • Activity 5
  • Read Navajo At The Rainbow's End and have
    students use technology to create a short summary
    of the story. Students can use clip art and word
    processor to retell the story.
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