Great project for students to delve into the history, customs, environment, and resources of any tribe in North America. Kids can print pictures for each section or draw their own.
Extend learning by having more advanced students compare and contrast their individually assigned tribes in order to understand how the relationship between people and their physical environment impacted their various cultures.
Resource material is not included. Students should use multiple resources to complete the project. We sell a great informational text on the Pueblo tribe that is written at both 3rd and 4th/5th grade levels. We all have 13 California tribes as well. These non-fiction resources are a perfect complement to our Native American Lapbook.
Areas of study:
Who were the first people in my community?
How did they use their resources?
How did they modify their environment?
What was their tribal identity (name)?
What was their social organization?
What were their customs?
Where were their villages located and why?
What structures did they build?
How did their structures fit the climate?
How did they get their clothes, food and tools?
Did they trade with others tribes?
What did they offer in trade and what did they trade for?
How did the physical geography or climate affect their natural resources?
How did they adapt to their environment to get food?