This Great Plains Native American product is a great supplement to a study of the Native groups in the Great Plains region of North America. It would also work well if you are dividing a class into small groups for work in centers.
After completing the reading passages about the Plains Indians, students complete graphic organizers that help them identify key topics and form generalizations about Native American life in the Plains.
There are optional enrichment activity pages that give students the opportunity to explore one aspect of the group in more depth.
CCSS (4th grade)
Sample pacing guide
Graphic organizer to generate generalizations about Plains Indians (teacher notes included)
3 critical thinking questions that require written responses (sample answers included)
5 optional enrichment activities
- War Shield (plus optional craftivity idea too)
- Headdress (plus optional craftivity idea too)
- Chief Sitting Bull Timeline
- Lakota Winter Counts (create an individual pictograph or a group one)
- Buffalo compare/contrast
Materials work well in conjunction with Unit 1, lesson 4 of The United States, Volume I (Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Timelinks textbook series)
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Great Plains, Native Americans, expository text, close reading, Plains Indians