In keeping with President Obama's designation of November as Native American History Month, here's a unit cram-packed with American Indian themed lesson plans. Perfect for Thanksgiving or anytime social studies work, this unit explores Native American Indian culture, history, traditions and life. Written by a special educator, these Montessori-style activities are hands-on, cross-curricular and individualized for special needs and gen ed students. This fully-sourced activity guide contains substantial web linking for printables, extension and research.
This heavily literature-based unit covers math, reading, writing, science, language arts, speaking and listening, religion, debate, ethics, art, music, cooking, drama and dance. Students get first-hand, up-close-and-personal experiences in native life and lore. Activities are geared to a wide age range but will be most profitable to grades 4-8. Lessons adapt fluently to homeschool, public or parochial classrooms. Lessons translate well to state objectives on social studies.