This packet is a short overview of several native American cultures, grouped by region. It also includes helpful hints for teaching native American studies in a culturally-sensitive manner. Regions included are Pacific Northwest, Northeast Woodlands, Southeast, Southwest, and Plains regions. Students will examine cultures using native American origin myths as a tool for insight into Native American tribal values and culture. Students will compare and contrast tribal norms and daily life with their own. Students will evaluate how geographical region influences specific customs and lifestyles of tribal people. Students will develop ideas about influences of native American art.