First Americans | Ancient Americans | Native Americans Reading Passages

First Americans | Ancient Americans | Native Americans Reading Passages
First Americans | Ancient Americans | Native Americans Reading Passages
First Americans | Ancient Americans | Native Americans Reading Passages
First Americans | Ancient Americans | Native Americans Reading Passages
First Americans | Ancient Americans | Native Americans Reading Passages
First Americans | Ancient Americans | Native Americans Reading Passages
First Americans | Ancient Americans | Native Americans Reading Passages
First Americans | Ancient Americans | Native Americans Reading Passages
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First Americans | Ancient Americans | Native Americans Passages, Questions, and Annotations


This resource contains 5 Engaging, Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension Passages with Directions for Student Annotations! Reading Comprehension Questions also included!

Part of US History Reading Passages

Questions & Answer Keys for Each of the 5 Reading Passages!

COMMON CORE ALIGNED!

Quick overview of topics covered in this resource include:

1.) First Americans: The Paleo-Indians

-15,000-7,000BC

-where the lived (evidence in Alaska- eventually all over the Americas) , how they survived (hunting animals, fishing, and gathering plants. Farmed in order to grow crops such as corn, beans, squash)

-early agriculture – no longer a nomadic lifestyle

-overview of factors that allowed them to create a civilization (agriculture, hunting/gathering, no longer nomadic, growing population)

Keywords: agriculture, nomad, civilizations, migration

2.) The Southwest Native Americans

-Overview of Southwest Native American Tribes (Hopi and Navajo)

The Hopi – where they lived, style homes, pueblos

-overview of “dry farming”

The Navajo – “great planted field”, lived in hogans (dome-shaped homes)

-relatives of the Apache Indians

-similar farming methods of Hopi

-what the Navajo learned from the Hopi

-differences of Navajo and Hopi

Keywords: dry farming, Apache, Navajo, Hopi, hogans, pueblos, adobe

3.) The Great Plains

-Overview of landscape (prairies) and Native American Tribes (The Comanche, The Pawnee and Omaha)

-Overview of Comanche in the Western Plains

-warrior tribe, skilled at hunting and horse riding, nomadic lifestyle

-Overview of Pawnee and Omaha in Eastern Plains

(more rainfall, more farming, earth lodges)

-Similarities and differences between Eastern and Western plains

Keywords: earth lodges, prairie, nomad

4.) The Northwest Native Americans

-Overview of Northwest locations and various tribes (Tlingit, Chinook, Tillamook)

-known for totem pole, showcases generations and social rank

-Description of the Tlingit groups, located in Sitka Alaska.

-hunted and fished in the sea, traded salmon

-woodworkers, created totem poles, large canoes called dugouts

-used cedar bark to make clothing

-overview of other natural resources used by Tlingit community

-description of potlatch feasts and celebrations

Keywords: potlatch feasts, Tlingit, totem poles, dugout, cedar,

5.) The Eastern Woodlands Tribes

-Locations of the Eastern Woodlands, description of environment

-Description of the Natchez tribes (descendants of the Mound Builders

-brief overview of Mound Builders

-description of wigwam homes

-Description of the Haundenosaunee/Iroquois

-longhouse and wampum

-clans

Keywords: Mound Builders, wigwams, wampum, longhouse, clans)

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Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
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