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Native Americans Literature-Based Activities for Thematic Teaching

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Use the Native American–themed activities in this thematic unit to motivate and engage students as they explore, investigate, and discuss cultural topics across the curriculum.

This balanced, standards-focused unit on the cultural contributions of American Indians contains multiple activities that focus on the following subject areas:
• math
• reading, writing, and language arts
• science
• geography
• art
• drama
• physical fitness

Students will exercise their research skills, critical thinking skills, oral language skills, listening skills, and debate skills as they engage in activities like the following:
• compare and contrast two different Native American tribes
• investigate how Native Americans used different types of rocks
• construct a model of a Native American shelter
• research and debate different systems of tribal government
• construct a model totem pole
• create a class weaving project
• communicate using Native American sign language
• create messages using Native American pictographs
• investigate Native American names and honoring ceremonies
• explore Native American dances and perform a student-created dance
• investigate the significance of special ceremonies
• create a Kachina mask
• create a sand painting
• explore notable events in Native American history
• investigate the European influence on Native American life
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Native Americans Literature-Based Activities for Thematic
Native Americans Literature-Based Activities for Thematic
Native Americans Literature-Based Activities for Thematic
Native Americans Literature-Based Activities for Thematic