Native People of North America
Before the Pilgrims, the 13 Colonies, and the Declaration of Independence, this land was home to the American Indians. Our country was once the land that belonged to the Native Americans. They lived in all regions of what we know as the United States, however, the ways in which they lived varied from region to region.
It is important to know the history of our country and learn about how we came to be the country we are today. This unit of study you will be asked to travel back in time and visit the various tribes that lived in the different regions of the United States. You will learn how are Native American tribes different from each other and how did they adapt to and survive in their surroundings? At the end of your travel, you will create a presentation of a chosen region to be presented to the class.
- Describe how physical features influence events, movements, and adaptation of Native American to the environment.
- Gather, use, and document information from multiple sources.
- Work collaboratively with other members of their group.
- Increase knowledge of Native Americans by investigating different aspects of their life.
- Identify and locate different places and regions in the United States.
- Write and speak knowledgeably about Native Americans and regions of the United States.
You need to learn about Native Americans in one region of the United States. Each of you will be assigned one region to become an expert on.
You will watch the videos to the right and take notes in your social study notebook.
You will read two (2) articles about the Native People of North America, make annotations, and answer some questions.
You will use research guide notes to help focus your research questions.
Finally, you will create a presentation to share what you have learned about the natives who lived in your region.
PROCESS: (This is a three weeks project)
Native American for Kids
Links for Research:
1. Native American Clothing
2. Native American for Kids
3. Great Plains Indians
4. Northwest Indians
5. Woodland Indians
6. Southwest Indians
7. Southeast Indians
8. Northeast Woodland
8. Native Indian Tribes
9. Britannica Encyclopedia
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