Native American Indian Heritage Leaders Sensory Figures

Native American Indian Heritage Leaders Sensory Figures
Native American Indian Heritage Leaders Sensory Figures
Native American Indian Heritage Leaders Sensory Figures
Native American Indian Heritage Leaders Sensory Figures
Native American Indian Heritage Leaders Sensory Figures
Native American Indian Heritage Leaders Sensory Figures
Native American Indian Heritage Leaders Sensory Figures
Native American Indian Heritage Leaders Sensory Figures
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*New* Download a free example sensory figure here!

Theodore Roosevelt Sensory Figure Example

Read more about how sensory figures are great for biography projects and can enhance a variety of your lessons below! These sensory figures can be printed in black and white or color, and the set includes a diverse collection of 36 figures representing Native American Indian Heritage leaders that have affected American History in various ways. This activity is great for the Native American Indian Heritage Month of November, Thanksgiving, Indigenous Peoples' Day, and more.

The set includes the following 36 figures:

  1. Alex “Sonny” Sixkiller
  2. Ben Nighthorse Campbell
  3. Black Hawk
  4. Buffalo Calf Road Woman
  5. Carlos Montezuma
  6. Charlene Teters
  7. Charles Eastman
  8. Crazy Horse
  9. Dahteste
  10. David W. Anderson
  11. Deb Haaland
  12. Geronimo
  13. Hiawatha
  14. Jim Thorpe
  15. John Herrington
  16. Lozen
  17. Maria Tallchief
  18. Marie Bottineau Baldwin
  19. Mary Brave Bird
  20. Mary Youngblood
  21. Pocahontas
  22. Pontiac
  23. Robbie Hood
  24. Running Eagle
  25. Sacagawea
  26. Sarah Winnemucca
  27. Sequoyah
  28. Sharice Davids
  29. Shoni Schimmel
  30. Sitting Bear
  31. Sitting Bull
  32. Squanto
  33. Susan La Flesche Picotte
  34. Tecumseh
  35. Will Rogers
  36. Woman Chief

A sensory figure is a drawing of a historical, living, or fictional figure with first-person descriptions of what they might have thought, seen, heard, touched, said, felt, or otherwise experienced during their lifetime. Students “show what they know” about the figure by writing 1-2 sentence descriptions for their figure’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. After writing the descriptions, students connect them to the part of the body to which it most closely relates. For example, a feeling might be connected to the heart. The descriptions should be specific to the historical figure’s life, not generic statements that could apply to anyone. Students should be encouraged to address several topics in their descriptions instead of repeating information.

Sensory figures are an engaging way for students to both organize information as they’re learning and demonstrate their knowledge. They can be used to research the figure in a biography project or even as an assessment after other learning opportunities have taken place. Sensory figures allow students to imagine themselves in their figure’s shoes, thereby gaining a deeper understanding of their figure’s experiences. In addition to focusing on specific people, sensory figures can also be used with groups of people (for example, Confederate soldiers or Loyalists) to define the characteristics that separate them from other groups. Because of their interactive nature, sensory figures are great for interactive notebooks! Finally, they are readily adapted in order to meet a variety of student needs. You can give all students the same figure to fill out, or you can have them complete different ones. I’ve found that students enjoy sharing their figures with partners or doing a gallery walk to see their classmates’ work. You can reinforce vocabulary associated with the figures by providing a word bank of terms students should use in their descriptions.

You may also be interested in other sensory figures:

Black Historical Sensory Figures

Historical Figures & Cultural Icons Sensory Figures

Historical Americans Sensory Figures

Athletes and Sports Sensory Figures

Early Peoples and Ancient Civilizations Sensory Figures Bundle

Scientists and Inventors Sensory Figures

Women in History Sensory Figures

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