Native American Activities

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My lessons are labors of love to honor by my Native American students! Most are inspired by Native American Books written by Native American authors. I hope you find a lesson that is meaningful and shines a light on indigenous people and cultures.
 
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This art lesson was inspired by the book “Go Show the World’. The book celebrates indigenous people thru time. And the words are a rap song! How cool is that? The individuals in the book are well known and not so well known. The accomplishments are
Subjects:
Native Americans, Visual Arts, Literature
Grades:
1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$4.00
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This art lesson explores the concept of Giving Thanks using a wonderful Cherokee Book for inspiration. Children will create a list of items they are grateful for all year. Next they will create a Grateful Tree. The Tree is created from an air dry
Subjects:
Native Americans, Visual Arts, Thanksgiving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$4.00
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Oh my goodness! Who doesn’t love pumpkin spice? It is everywhere you go… This lesson will dig deeper find out the history of this and other well-loved squash. It will also explore how a squash was saved from extinction! This is news! We always seem
Subjects:
Native Americans, Arts, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects
$4.00
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This lesson explores Gender roles among Native American tribes. The lesson includes: Links to first person experiences! **You will need ACCESS to the internet and the ability to show videos to your students!**Perspectives from several Native
Subjects:
Native Americans, Visual Arts, School Counseling
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Internet Activities, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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This lesson explores Balance. The materials are simple: Crayons and paper! Included is a template you can copy and have students use to make a 'mini', or they may draw and outline of their own large parflech. You are free to think big! The lesson
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Native Americans, Visual Arts
Grades:
3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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This lesson explores implied texture using an Inuit picture book for inspiration. The materials are simple: paper and glue! Included are templates you can copy and have students use or they may draw the outline of their own bird! The torn paper
Subjects:
Native Americans, Visual Arts, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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Looking for a way to incorporate art and writing in your classroom? This unit will take your students through the process of making their own picture book! You will use a Native American authored book for inspiration. This book is published by the
Subjects:
Native Americans, Visual Arts, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$5.00
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By Native American Activities
This lesson will ignite imagination to explore the arctic, the amazing polar bears who live there and the connection between art and math. You will use fractions to guide students in creating a Polar Bear. The lesson involves creating a painted
Subjects:
Fractions, Native Americans, Visual Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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A great resource for Native American and African American studies!Edmonia Lewis was a truly unique individual. The story of her life and her success as a sculptor is quite remarkable.As a child she lived with her Ojibwe grandmother after the death
Subjects:
Native Americans, Visual Arts, Black History Month
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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The Lenape Legend about Rainbow Crow teaches children about bravery, giving, humility and sacrifice. This project idea will enhance the lesson and be a visual reminder of how bravery can lead to great honor! The materials are simple: Crayons and a
Subjects:
Reading, Native Americans, Visual Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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The bark of the BIRCH TREE is a very important and valuable resource for many Native American Nations. The book, Birch Bark House by Louise Erdrich, describes in great detail how birch tree bark was used by woodland tribes. This lesson packet will
Subjects:
Native Americans, Visual Arts, Native American Studies
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities
$4.00
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This art lesson is inspired by a book from the “Tales of the People” Collection created with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. The Butterfly Dance tells the story of the a young girl who takes part in a traditional dance meant
Subjects:
Native Americans, Visual Arts, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
$4.00
1
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A great activity to welcome SPRING! The inspiration for this lesson comes from a book by Joseph Bruchac: The First Strawberries. This is a Cherokee story that teaches us the importance of forgiveness. Students will create a Strawberry relief
Subjects:
Native Americans, Visual Arts, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$4.00
4
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This lesson is a tribal specific approach to learning about Native American Cultures. Learn about an Ojibwe story that explains the meaning behind the unique marks found on the bark of Birch trees. Lesson includes: links to the legend, photographs
Subjects:
Native Americans, Visual Arts, Thanksgiving
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Cultural Activities
$4.00
4
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This lesson is inspired the book The Hunter's Promise, by Joseph Brushac. The story is a traditional Eastern Woodland story that takes place in the Fall. It is a great lesson to use during the month of November. In the lesson the main character
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Thanksgiving, Autumn
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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Skip the stereotypes this Thanksgiving holiday! Use this lesson to teach traditional Native American foods. Learn about "companion plantings". Included are lessons to create a food mandala, a seed mosaic and a recipe for 3 sister soup! Treat your
Subjects:
Native Americans, Visual Arts, Thanksgiving
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cultural Activities
$4.00
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By Native American Activities
Modern Native American Art Juane Quick-to-See Smith communicates her vision of Native American life and history with her art. This lesson will explore the “real life” memories of an Anishinaabe girl and her boarding school experience. We will look
Subjects:
Reading, Native Americans, Visual Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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By Native American Activities
Oscar Howe Dakota Artist- Mazuha Hokshina 1915-1983 Dakota Artist Oscar Howe is credited with changing the way the world viewed Native American artists! As a young man he was trained in the traditional painting style that was encouraged by his
Subjects:
Native Americans, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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Selfies!!! This lesson uses a Native American story to launch into the exploration of how artists use light to communicate intense emotion. In this lesson you will learn about the friendship between Choctaw people and the African slaves who lived
Subjects:
Native Americans, Art History, African History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Cultural Activities
$4.00
1
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From a child's point of view explore the history of boarding schools. Both books share experiences and focus on how to remain positive in a world you cannot control. Children will relate to life's difficult moments and the importance of keeping
Subjects:
Native Americans, Visual Arts, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cultural Activities
$4.00
3
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

National Board Certified, K-8 Art, 27 years working with Native American children.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My goal is to provide relevant teaching materials that teach about modern Native Americans in addition to historical lessons. I strive to create tribal specific lessons that bridge history with contemporary issues in my classroom. I focus on Native American artists, authors and leaders in all areas. I hope you find useful lessons to bring a modern perspective of Indigenous America to your students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

MA Art Education 2002, NBCT 2015, CZT 2015

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Mom + Artist + Gypsy soul... Pulls me to the road less traveled.

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