“Native Americans” is a Social Studies lesson that focuses on understanding the impact Westward Expansion had on the lives of the Native American tribes living on the Great Plains of the United States. The original informational text provides a summary of the tensions that developed between settlers and Native Americans, the effect that the loss of buffalo had on the Native Americans’ way of life, and the difficulties of living on reservations.
Included in this product:
• Detailed 5-page lesson outline (PREVIEW)
• “I Can” Learning Goal Chart
• Essential Question Chart
• Vocabulary Posters – reservation; treaty
• Vocabulary Lesson Outlines
• Content-rich Informational Text (Lexile measure 1130L)
• Teacher’s Guide for the Informational Text
• Cloze (scaffolded) Notes for informational text with answer key
• 3D Graphic Organizer (foldable)
• Uses of the Buffalo Flapbook (foldable)
• Comprehension Skill Printable – cause and effect
Suggestions for how to use the activities in this lesson with an interactive notebook are also included. The 3D graphic organizer and flapbook will fit within the pages of a standard composition notebook. However, the lesson is designed so that it can also be used without such notebooks.
I completed this lesson with my students over 3 days. Ideas are included on how you might structure the lesson to suit your schedule.
Also available in the American History Series:
• Louisiana Purchase
• Thomas Jefferson
• Lewis and Clark
• Westward Expansion
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