Native Americans

by Mary Ann Kelley

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Create Your Own Native American Board Game  (Y)
A history lesson plan from Discovery.Education.com for grades K-5.

American Indian and Alaska Native Resources  (Y, M, O, T)
From the U.S. Census Bureau

American Indian History  (T)
Teaching with Historic Places lesson plans that help students celebrate American Indian heritage.

Plains Indians  (Y,M,O,T)
Free lapbook, notebook & unit resources for homeschoolers from Dynamic 2 Moms.

Mission Possible: Decoding WWII Navajo Marine Code  (M)
Students discover how the Navajo language and people played a significant role in the U.S. strategy to win World War II. Grade 8

The Cherokee: Trail Where They Cried  (Y)
Students study The Trail of Tears. Grade 5.

Island Hopping: The Story of Ned Begay Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two  (Y)
Students study the Navajo contribution to the United States during World War II while following the story of the Ned Begay as he starts out at a boarding school and later becomes a U.S. Marine who learns the Navajo Code. Students will learn how Ned's background and culture helped him survive and become successful in his education and his experience as a Marine. Grade 4.

The Unbreakable Code: Navajo Code Talkers  (Y)
Students discover the role Navajos in World War II. Students study historical aspects of reservation life, read maps to gain understanding, and apply geography to an historical event. Grade 4.

Native American Crafts for Kids  (Y)
From Enchanted Learning.com

Iroquois Lapbook  (Y,M,O,T)
Free lapbook, notebook & unit resources for homeschoolers from Dynamic 2 Moms.

Native Tech  (Y,M,O,T)
In-depth article describing the art and technology of Native Americans.

Iroquois Confederacy  (Y,M,O,T)
Free lapbook, notebook & unit resources for homeschoolers from Dynamic 2 Moms.

Online Native American Activities for Kids   (Y,M)
From Apples 4 the Teacher

American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources  (T)
From Teacher Vision

A Day in the Life: History Game  (Y,M)
From PBS Kids

Native American Links  (Y,M)
From Kid Info.com

Celebrate Native American Heritage   (Y,M,O,T)
From Education World

Native American resources for kids and teachers  (Y,M,O,T)
Facts about Native Americans from KiddyHouse

Native American Crafts  (Y,M)
From Making Friends.com

Native American Crafts  (Y,M,O,T)
Craft patterns and projects from Family Crafts at About.com

Native American Crafts Unit  (Y,M,O,T)
Crafts shared by Native American and children in the American colonies. Crafts include; Cornhusk Doll, Pinch Pot, Dream Catcher, Early American Weaving, and Native American Recipes

Smithsonian Native American History & Culture Resources  (Y,M,O,T)
Classroom Lessons in PDF format. The materials are written in a Native Indians perspectives on the history and contemporary life of mulitple Native tribes.

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument  (Y,M,O,T)
This area memorializes one of the last armed efforts of the Northern Plains Indians to preserve their way of life. Here in 1876, 263 soldiers and attached personnel of the U.S. Army, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer, met death at the hands of several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors. The website offers historical information about the park for those who cannot visit in person.

Ocmulgee National Monument  (Y,M,O,T)
Native Americans were the first inhabitants. During the Civil War two battles took place in Macon; both took place on the park grounds. The park focuses on both the Native American influence and Civil War battles. The website offers historical information about both for those who cannot visit in person.

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site  (Y,M,O,T)
On November 29, 1864, Colorado Territory militia attacked and destroyed a village of Cheyenne and Arapaho indians encamped on the eastern plains. An estimated 150 to 200 Indians were murdered, nearly all elderly men, women and children. The website offers historical information about the massacre for those who cannot visit in person.

Koshare Indian Museum  (Y,M,O,T)
The museum was built by a Boy Scout troop. The 1949 structure is a registered state historic site of the Colorado Historical Society. It houses a collection of Native American art and artifacts considered to be among the finest in the world.

The Spirit Lake Massacre - Abbie Gardner Cabin  (Y,M,O,T)
Location of the infamous Spirit Lake Massacre in 1857. Log cabin restored to 1856 appearance. Visitors Center with artifacts and film. Location: Monument Drive. Arnolds Park, IA 51331

Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park  (Y,M,O,T)
The park includes the Chaw'se Regional Indian Museum. The museum gives visitors a view of exhibits and artifact collections from Sierra Nevada Indians. A Miwok village with a ceremonial roundhouse has been reconstructed in the middle of the small valley. Teachers's Guide available in PDF format.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area  (Y,M,O,T)
The Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center hosts cultural programs and workshops throughout the year. Offering a Junior Ranger program for children.

Native American Crossword Puzzles  (Y,M,O,T)
Southwest Native American Crossword Puzzle (6th grade & up) PDF* - 235K Native Cultures of the Southwest Word Search (2nd--5th grade) PDF* - 135K

Book titles to avoid - Native Americans  (T)
Despite the fine writing and exciting plots, many books about Indians foster continuations of classic blatant stereotypes. Recommended titles for reading as well as titles to avoid with explanations.

Native American Facts for Kids  (Y,M,O,T)
Resources on American Indians for Children and Teachers

Museum of Northern Arizona  (Y,M,O,T)
Land and Peoples of the Colorado Plateau

Navajo National Monument  (Y,M,O,T)
Navajo National Monument preserves three intact cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloan people. A visitor center, museum, three short self-guided trails, two small campgrounds, and a picnic area are available for visitors.

Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site  (Y,M,O,T)
Hubbell Trading Post is the oldest operating trading post on the Navajo Nation.

Canyon de Chelly National Monument  (Y,M,O,T)
For 5,000 years, people have lived in the canyons. Navajo families today, make their homes, raise livestock, and farm the lands in the canyon. The park offers a Junior Ranger and Webranger programs.

Fort Verde State Historic Park  (Y,M,O,T)
The park offers visitors a glimpse of life during the Indian Wars period in Arizona. The fort was home to officers, doctors, families, enlisted men, and scouts from 1865 to 1890. Today visitors experience three historic house museums; Commanding Officer's Quarters, Bachelors' Quarters and Doctor's Quarters on Officer's row. All are furnished in the 1880's period and listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places.

Inupiat Heritage Center  (Y,M,O,T)
The Inupiat Heritage Center tells the story of the Inupiat people.

Horseshoe Bend  (Y,M,O,T)
The Battle of Horseshoe Bend can be viewed as a multi-national struggle between the forces of the Creek, the Cherokee, and United States.

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail  (Y,M,O,T)
The park commemorates the survival of the Cherokee people and their forced removal from their homelands in the Southeastern United States in the 1840s.

National Museum of the American Indian Programs  (Y,M,O,T)
The National Museum of the American Indian is located in both Washington DC and New York City, NY.

Story of the Blood Indians  (Y)
From the Blood Tribe website

Native Languages of the Americas: List of Native American Indian Tribes  (Y,M,O,T)
From Native-Languages.org

American Indian Tribes Grouped by Culture Areas  (Y,M,O,T)
Browse by Geographic Location or American Indian Tribe

Alphabetical List of Federally Recognized Native American Tribes  (Y,M,O,T)
This page not only lists all the federally recognized tribes of Native Americans, but also has links from those tribes for their official websites, stories and legends, books, photographs and artwork.

Lenape Indian Fact Sheet  (Y,M,O,T)
Native American facts for kids to help students learn about the Lenni Lenapes Indians.

Munsee Indian Fact Sheet  (Y,M,O,T)
Native American facts for kids to help students learn about the Munsees

Native Americans Today  (Y,M)
Native American lesson plan for students grades 3-5 from readwritethink.org.

Native American Day  (Y,M,O,T)
Native American studies index from Easy Funschool.com

Native American language resources  (T)
Large collection of links about Native American languages

Exploring Native Americans across the curriculum  (Y,M,O,T)
Curriculum for students of all ages designed to blast Native American stereotypes.

Native Americans/First Nations lesson plans  (Y,M,O,T)
An excellent selection of lesson plans from an archaeology website.

New Perspectives On the West  (O)
This lesson asks students to view westward expansion from the perspective of the Nez Perce and their leader Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt (Chief Joseph).

Native American lessons  (Y,M,O,T)
Worksheets and lessons from UK teachers

First Nations Histories  (M,O)
Brief histories of the Indian Nations

Native American Activities  (Y)
From LessonPlanspage.com activites for creating Native American Dioramas, homes and quilts. 3rd grade

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