Native American Projects & Activities: Virginia Studies SOLs 2d-2g

Carrie Reed
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Looking for projects, activities and resources to complement and add interest to your Native American unit? This packet includes great ideas that relate directly to Virginia Studies SOLs 2d-2g. Projects include lesson plan, student sheets and photos of projects as needed, and rubrics! Ready to print and go!

This is a new .zip file that includes two separate pdf files--one following the 2008 standards and one following the 2015 standards to allow flexibility depending on where you are in implementation.

It includes:
Language Group Maps--Two versions of a Virginia map for students to fill in language groups and tribes (one version has two small on a page, and one has the same map full page). Students should color coordinate their writing and coloring. Includes an answer key. (VS 2d)

Resources on the Web--Resources on the web that will benefit your teaching.

Places to Visit--A list of five places to visit for field trips or to recommend to parents that relate to Native American life. It includes the web link.

Native American Stations--Description, student sheets, and links for a five station rotation about Native Americans. Has students look at pictures, read articles, analyze maps and answer questions about language groups, artifacts, Native American names that still exist, Native American/English interactions, and Native American life. Students can answer questions as a group or independently. It includes a post-station section for students to answer at their desks or as homework to wrap up what they learned. Needs 1-2 class periods, depending on length. (VS2d-2g)

Native American Letter to Settlers-->Students write a letter as a Native American living at Werowocomoco to the settlers at Jamestown. This includes teacher lesson plan, a rubric, example letters, and a reproducible with a leaf border for the final draft. Great cross-curricular activity to connect social studies and friendly letter writing! Needs about 3 class periods, depending on length. (VS 2d-2f)

Native American Seasonal Food Pictures--Students draw and label pictures of the foods Native Americans ate each season in Virginia. This includes teacher lesson plan, a rubric, a template, and photos of real student samples. Needs 1 class period. (VS 2e)

Analyzing an Artifact--Students look at a photo of an artifact and answer questions about it as if they were archaeologists. This includes a student sheet and a teacher information sheet with facts about the artifact. (VS 2d, 2f)

Compare and Contrast Werowocomoco and Jamestown--Students fill in the modified Venn Diagram, showing how they are the same and different. (VS 2f)

Learning about Virginia’s Current State-Recognized Tribes--Students use the internet to research current tribes. This includes a teacher lesson plan, two links to use, a one page student sheet for answering questions, and an answer key. (VS 2g)

Native American Flip Book--Students create a flip book with flaps for languages, clothing/shelter, food, Werowocomoco, and current tribes. Students can create it all at once at the end of the unit, or work on the flaps as they learn the material. This includes teacher lesson plan, pictures of each step of the project, and a rubric. (VS 2d-2g)

For Native American Notes and Assessments for SOLs 2d-2g, go to
Total Pages
34 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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