This mini-unit includes full lesson plans and 3 days of activities, including:
- A student interactive notebook on Plains Indians (Topics covered: Who were the Plains Indians? How did they survive? Where did they live? What did they do?)
- An engaging, hands-on opportunity for students to "experience" life as a Plains Indian.
- A compare/contrast activity where students will compare/contrast the daily lives of Plains Indians with the daily lives of pioneers and of modern families today.
*** The student interactive notebooks are ready-to-print and easy to put together (one fold, two staples). Instructions for putting notebooks together is included on the last page of the PDF.
This mini-unit is aligned with the Kansas Standards for History, Government and Social Studies:
Standard: 4. Societies experience continuity and change over time.
Benchmark: 4.2.1 The student compares and contrasts daily life of an historic Plains Indian family, a pioneer family, and a modern family in Kansas.
Idea: Then and Now (Past and Present)
People/ Roles: Plains Indians
− Use historical information, artifacts and documents acquired from a variety of sources to investigate the past.
− Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. (KCCRS RI.2.1)