Give 4th - 5th grade students practice in taking notes in this lesson based on Native American Indian homes. Using two simple websites, students are required to research 3 different kinds of Indian homes, then create a poster with a description of each kind of home, who used this kind of home, what part of the country it was in, and why that kind of home fitted the tribe’s way of life. This assignment forces students to think critically and write in their own words, rather than copying and pasting information from a website. Two to three class periods may be given to students to complete their work. Included in this pdf download are a description of the lesson, a student handout with all requirements, a grading rubric and an answer key with information on all tribal homes. This 7-page download is in pdf format.