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Native Americans UNIT (without passages)

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NOTE: Do not purchase this unit UNLESS you already own ALL 4 volumes of the Native American Leveled Passage sets, or the Lifetime Subscription to All Leveled Passages, Social Studies MEGA Bundle of Leveled Passages, or Social Studies Bundle #2 of Leveled Passages.

This product listing is a special listing for teachers who have already purchased the above-mentioned passage sets so that they do not have to pay for the passage sets again. Note that the product description below is a copy of the FULL UNIT product description, but this product listing does NOT include passages.

If you do not own one of these passage sets but want to purchase this unit, click HERE to grab the full unit! You do NEED the passage sets in order to use the unit. Many of the activities and lessons are centered around the passages.
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Native Americans 3-Week COMPLETE UNIT: This unit includes EVERYTHING you need for an entire Native American unit. It includes 3 weeks of formal lesson plans (no prep print) with options to extend or shorten the length of the unit, original differentiated reading passages on 5 different reading levels, hands-on activities, simulations, guided notes, center rotations, informal assessment ideas, enrichment ideas, study guide, final assessment, and so much more.

INCLUDED:
→ Detailed and comprehensive 3+ Week Unit Plan including 50+ pages of printable lesson plans that include key questions, ideas for connection/engagement at the beginning of the lesson, detailed guides for the daily plans, ideas for extension/enrichment, and daily assessment. You have many options to shorten or extend the length of the unit to fit your needs.

Hands-On Learning Lessons including activities, a board game, a mapping activity, several simulations, center rotations, and more. Center rotation directions are 100% EDITABLE.

Assessments + Grading Rubrics including informal assessment ideas, end-of-unit study guide, final end-of-unit assessment, plus answer keys. You have the option to collect a grade almost every single day if you'd like or need! All rubrics, assessments, and the study guide are 100% EDITABLE.

Differentiated Passages including original passages on 5 different reading levels.
[Click the links to see a full listing of passages, levels, and grab a free sample.]
Native Americans Vol. 1
Native Americans Vol. 2
Native Americans Vol. 3
Native Americans Vol. 4
PLUS a “Bonus Text” set including these passages: The Land Bridge Theory, Native American Impact, Navajo Code Talkers, and the Turkey-Less Truth Behind Thanksgiving

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The lessons included in this unit address the following KEY QUESTIONS:

LESSON 1
What are common misconceptions about Native Americans?
LESSON 2
Where did the early Native Americans come from?
What is the Land Bridge Theory?
How did Native American groups spread throughout North and South America?
LESSON 3
What are the regions that Native Americans lived in?
How was each region impacted by the environment?
LESSONS 4-8
• Who were the Southwest Native Americans?
• Who were the Plains Native Americans?
• Who were the Pacific Northwest Native Americans?
• Who were the Great Basin Native Americans?
• Who were the Eastern Woodlands Native Americans?
Essential Questions Covered for Each Region:
→ Where did they live?
→ What were some of the famous tribes from this region?
→ How did the group get their food?
→ How did the Native Americans in this region live their everyday lives?
→ What did they wear in this region?
→ What did they believe? (religious beliefs)
→ How were they organized? (government structure)
LESSON 9
• How do the regional groups of Native Americans compare and contrast with one another?
LESSONS 10-11
• What were some of the most important tribes? (Inuit, Seminole, Pawnee, Hopi, Nez Perce, Sioux, Kwakiutl, Iroquois)
• Who were some of the most important people? (Squanto, Black Hawk, Chief Pontiac, Chief Joseph, Sitting Bull, Sequoyah, Tecumseh, Crazy Horse, Sacagawea, Pocahontas, Red Cloud, Geronimo)
LESSONS 12-14
• What was life like for Native Americans before the European Explorers came?
• How did life change for Native Americans after the European Explorers came?
• How did life change for Native Americans after the United States was colonized and became a country?
• What was the Indian Removal Act? How did it impact Native Americans?
• What was the Homestead Act? How did it impact Native Americans?
• What was the Dawes Act? How did it impact Native Americans?
• Why were Indian Boarding Schools started? What was the Carlisle School?
• What were some of the key conflicts between the whites and Native Americans? (The Pequot War, The Sand Creek Massacre, The Seminole Wars, The Trail of Tears, The Wounded Knee Massacre, The Battle at Little Bighorn/Custer’s Last Stand)
LESSON 15
• Where are the Native American people today?
• How have Native Americans influenced our culture and society today?
• What are reservations? What is life like for Native Americans living on reservations?

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Total Pages
400
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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