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I think that it is important for young children to learn about the great culture of Native Americans. This packet is written in general terms for young children. As children grow and mature, they will be able to handle more information. I have tried to write a unit that is both respectful to this ancient culture and simple enough for a 5-8 year old child to understand. Students will receive a glimpse of the life styles of Native Americans of the past through creation of a book using step by step drawing illustrations. A full color book with realistic photographs as well as Native American craft ideas with directions for how to create each one is also included. The crafts can be made with materials that are within a teacher's budget!
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Step by step illustrations for drawing a horse, tipi, pueblo, Native American girl and boy, totem pole, pottery bowl, masks, buffalo, and canoe.
Craft ideas for creating a clay horse, tortilla shell tipi, cardboard box pueblo, parfleche bag, paper plate mask, TP roll canoe, totem pole, pottery bowl from Crayola modeling compound, and embroidery hoop dream catcher
Original designs and directions for creating a sand painting
Full color illustrations and words for your word wall
A map outlining the general Native American regions of the past
Directions for playing a Native American hand game
2 reading levels of booklets to aid in differentiation
A list with photographs of Native American picture books

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Thank you for making this unit child friendly. I love teaching about Native Americans but it's a very complicated theme for young children. :)
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Love your products--rich meaningful learning activities and a beautiful book!
On  November 17, 2013KinderKay answered:
Thank you! It warms my heart to hear that you feel the activities in this packet are meaningful to little ones!

Blessings, Cindy
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On  November 15, 2013KinderKay answered:
I know.... We are presently doing this unit and we had to cut A LOT of the activities out for next week..... :( Oh well!

Thank you so much for your positive feedback!

Blessings,
Cindy
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You are welcome!! Thank you!!

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Isn't it fun to find something that will work for you when you have limited time? So glad it could be my resource this time!! :)

Blessings,
Cindy
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It's very obvious that you have spent a great deal of time and effort to make this unit be teacher and student friendly. I love the organization and the information presented is "just enough". I think sometimes we overload the kiddos brains with so much new and sometimes complicated information, that we don't achieve our goals. The pictures are wonderful!!
On  November 15, 2013KinderKay answered:
Thank you for such a thoughtful comment! I agree; when I wrote this unit, I wanted to present Native Americans in such a way that little ones gained an understanding of their rich past, but still not feel overloaded with all the unhappy history as well.
I am so glad that you feel this way, too!

Blessings,
Cindy
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I chose this unit because of how sensitive you were to Native Americans. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and desire to avoid "stereotyping".
On  November 15, 2013KinderKay answered:
Oh this is such an amazing comment! This is exactly what I was trying to do and it warms my heart that you feel this came through! Thank you so much!!

Blessings,
Cindy
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This will be good to use with my students since I have mostly Native American students. Thank for sharing
On  October 12, 2013KinderKay answered:
I would love to know what you feel about this resource after you teach it. I tried hard to write it with respect towards Native Americans and their rich history as well as keep it simple for little ones.

Blessings,
Cindy
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On  September 22, 2013,  Buyer said:
A perfect solution to my need for meaningful age appropriate Native American lessons. Thank you!
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This unit is absolutely fantastic! I used it with my first graders and they loved it. Thank you so much for keeping it simple and for making such a good. I also found it sooooo fun to teach! Can't wait until we do it again this year!
On  September 4, 2013KinderKay answered:
Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment! This is such a sensitive subject and I am so happy that you feel that this resource is respectful towards this amazing group of people.

Blessings,
Cindy
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I used this in a unit teaching about Indigenous People. I was able to incorporate a lot the materials provided. Thank you!
On  July 7, 2013KinderKay answered:
Oh your feedback means a lot to me! This is such a tricky subject to teach and it warms my heart to read that you felt the activities were respectful and useful!

Thank you!
Cindy
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On  May 4, 2013,  Sheryl H. said:
Thanks, although it wasn't quite what I was looking for.
On  May 4, 2013KinderKay answered:
Oh shoot...... If you sent me an email letting me know what you were looking for, perhaps I could help...... kinderkay1921@gmail.com

Blessings, Cindy
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On  November 27, 2012,  Buyer asked:
I just downloaded the Native Americans Make A Book Mini Unit. My computer will not allow me to open it, giving me the message that there are problems with the content. It will not translate to my computer language. Not sure where to go from here. All I get is cryptic symbols of about 5 lines long.
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On  November 27, 2012KinderKay answered:
Are you opening from a Mac? Make sure that your default is set to open in Adobe and that you have the latest version of Adobe. There is definitely nothing in the content to hurt your computer BUT it is a really large file and computers do not always want to open them. If you still have troubles, email me and I will try to help you through it later today. So sorry about that!
Cindy
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On  November 12, 2012,  Buyer asked:
What unit do you have for spring?
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On  November 12, 2012KinderKay answered:
Hmmm..... are you looking for something in particular? I have an Oviparous Animal unit, Butterflies and Caterpillars, 2 farm units, a Honeybee unit, plants are alike and different...... Are you looking for a social studies or science unit?
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On  November 4, 2012,  Buyer asked:
KinderKay, do you suggest washable or permanent markers for decorating the tortilla tipi? I love that idea! Awolfzorn
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On  November 4, 2012KinderKay answered:
We actually use Crayola washable markers and they really work! They are soft enough to not tear the tortilla shell and bright enough for kids to enjoy using. Good luck -hope everything works for you! Cindy
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Native Americans Make a Book and Mini Unit
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Native Americans Make a Book and Mini Unit