This is a FULL teaching unit on Sherman Alexie's novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian; however there is also a supplemental pack that you should download for further activity descriptions and links that is FREE with this purchase! The unit is a blend of fiction and non-fiction. Students will learn about Native American culture in today's society and understand what a Reservation is and what many are like throughout our country. This is a 9th grade unit that includes detailed daily lesson plans, handouts, assignments, and projects as well. The summative assessment is a portfolio in which students analyze the book and reflect on their new found information about Native American culture.