Children in an urban school are curious about a classmate's moccasins.
A boy patiently listens to his mother's reasons for not making bannock - all the result of a beaver's need to make a dam. Includes a bannock recipe!
Bring history alive as students explore the fascinating past by making the interactive projects in History Pockets. Students store the projects in easy-to-make construction paper pockets that are wonderful portfolios for assessment and display.This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, and more.
Native Americans Thematic Unit is based on the following pieces of literature: Little Star, The Goat in the Rug, How Jackrabbit Got His Very Long Ears. This reproducible resource is filled with ready-to-use lessons and cross-curricular activities. Also included are management ideas, creative suggestions for the classroom, and a bibliography.
Long before Columbus came, they lived and thrived throughout the land. This cross-curricular unit teaches that the term Native Americans represents a diverse group. There are many different tribes and nations and each has its own unique traditions. It also shows that Native Americans are members of our modern, contemporary society. We study their past to understand their rich traditions. The unit begins with the classroom environment, providing a chart for learning the traditions of Native Americans from six different geographic regions of North America. Teaching suggestions provided. Includes bibliography, and complete step-by-step instructions for all activities. All pages are reproducible and perforated for easy removal.This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, and more.
This 24-page reproducible book is educational, creative fun for all ages! Color your way through the interesting Native American history through the U.S. with pictures including great basin Indians, plateau Indians, and arctic Indians and many more. Kids will use their creativity and learn while coloring the Native American heritage including Sacagawea, pottery and baskets, housing, and hunting to name a few!
The MAILBOX theme books are the only theme books that provide everything you need all in one place - tons of ideas, centers, patterns, crafts, AND reproducibles.
Cowboys, Indians, huge fearsome beasts roaming the prairies, the excitement of the old west -- all these are guaranteed lures to children. So get their attention off the incorrect scenarios they see in movies and on TV and focus it instead on the real facts in this book which are more interesting than fiction. Get ready to immerse your students in the study of a way of life that will never come again, but will teach them not just facts, but compassion, understanding and the importance of peace between people of all kinds.
Amiqqaq is excited when his family catches a bowhead whale. As his family prepares to celebrate the traditional Iupiaq whaling feast, Amiqqaq learns about the spirit-of-the-whale. The Bowhead and the Inupiat: A PartnershipWhen springtime comes to the Arctic coast of Alaska and the ocean ice splits open, bowhead whales swim northward. Inupiat whalers set their white tents on the edge of the ice waiting, as they have done for centuries, for the return of the whales. The Inupiat have long shared a special bond with the bowheads. Legend tells of an Inupiaq shaman who visited the whales and learned a message of sharing and cooperation. The Inupiat believe that whales choose to give themselves to worthy whaling crews that have emulated the spirit-of-the-whale by avoiding conflict and practicing generosity. This spirituality, passed down through generations, is the same tradition followed in Whale Snow.
Long ago, the Old Ones were bad. They drank all the water, ate all the pine nuts, and left nothing for the other creatures. Sinawav the coyote punished them by turning them into rocky hoodoos. Now when children misbehave, their Paiute elders remind them that they too could be turned into stone columns! Vivian has heard the stories, but this year as she and her grandmother climb the mesa to pick pine nuts, Vivian has something more important on her mind: basketball tryouts. When Vivian is disrespectful to the trees and the land, her grandmother must remind Vivian of the legend of the hoodoos and how nature has made it possible for her people to live.
Creative activities enrich over 30 Native American tales of animals, heroes, and the earth and sky. In this book, parents, teachers, and anyone who works with children will find rich myths and legends with these universal themes.Hands-on learning experiences help children connect Native American concerns to the concerns of all people today. Included are activities that allow children to make models of common Native American craft items such as baskets, drums, and weavings. Easy-to-follow directions are given for crafts such as: Sun and Moon Mask Cornhusk Doll Sand Painting Parfleche Paper Bead Necklace Eagle Feather Dance Fan Coil Pot Scrimshaw and much more!
Learn about the traditional arts and cultures of Native Americans through hands-on activities.
This unit contains information for the teacher on creating a unit about the first Americans, historical and present day information for students, a worksheet, and two maps showing location of major Native American groups.
A brief thematic unit on native people of the Northeastern United States (Algonquin, Powhatan, Ojibway, etc.) including information, illustrations of traditional dress, a map, reading about wampum and creating wampum patterns, false face mask, and bowl game.
A brief thematic unit on native people of the Southeastern United States (Croatan, Seminole, Cherokee, etc.), including a map and information about the people, worksheet about traditional dress, art project to make a gorget, directions for a hand game, and making a pouch.
A brief thematic unit on native people of the Great Plains of the United States (Flathead, Pawnee, Navajo, Comanche, etc.) including a map and information, Plains Natives illustrations and worksheet, project about a talking stick, making a Sioux lunch bag, using a travois, and picture writing.