Native American Unit- Common Core Aligned

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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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This is a rigorous unit geared at student engagement, thinking, reading, and writing skills. This unit can stand alone, or be integrated into various units as there are multiple standards aligned resources. Students read and analyze both informational and fictional texts, and write an argumentative and literary essay. This unit was designed for students to celebrate the rich and complex history of North America’s first people. Please download the preview for more information. There are more than 80 pages which include:

Two page Informational Text Articles with Comprehension Questions and Activities:
- The First Americans
- Cultures of the Southwest
- Cultures of the Northwest
- Cultures of the Great Plains
- Eastern Woodlands Natives
- Mound Building Cultures
- The Inuit

Fictional Text with Comprehension Questions and Activities:
- The Raven and The Crow: The Stolen Potlatch
- The Legend of Good Luck
- The Coyote and the Buffalo

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Skill Based Graphic Organizers:
K-W-L
Main Idea
Voracious Vocabulary
Cause and Effect (2)
Compare and Contrast
Relationships and Connections: People, Events, Concepts

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Author’s Point of View Resources:
Lesson Plan
Two Informational Texts by Native Americans
Jigsaw Reading Activity
Essay Brainstorming Template
PARCC aligned Essay (RI.6.9, R.I.7.9, RI.8.9)

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Integrating Information: The Redskins Debate
Lesson Plan
Multiple Article & Video Links
Video Note-taking Template
Argumentative Brainstorming Template
Speaking and Listening Discussion Guides

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Myth Writing:
Brainstorming
Outlining
Character Development
Rubric

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Total Pages
88
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

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Native American Unit- Common Core Aligned
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Native American Unit- Common Core Aligned
Native American Unit- Common Core Aligned
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