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Native Americans

Native Americans

Native Americans by Scoilnet

The first people in America are known as Indians or Native Americans. What do we know about them? Where did they live and are they there today?


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Native American Culture

http://www.warpaths2peacepipes.com/native-american-culture/ Added: 19 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Illustrated guide to Native American people with images, videos and information on customs, dances, habits, values, social institutions, religion, behavior characteristics achievements and lifestyle of Indian people. Covers specific tribes, including Apache, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Comanche and Sioux.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: North American Peoples

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines

Suggestions for use: Very solid information but the advertising could be off putting. Nonetheless, there is a wealth of information here for the teacher around which to build classes.

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: North American Peoples

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines

Suggestions for use: Very solid information but the advertising could be off putting. Nonetheless, there is a wealth of information here for the teacher around which to build classes.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Native American Photos

http://www.old-picture.com/indians-index-005.htm Added: 10 Nov 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

View a wide and varied selection of Native Americans photos with descriptions taken at the start of the 1900s.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: North American Peoples

Suggestions for use: Pupils will view a selection of actual photos of Native Americans in the past.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Montana Indians

http://montanakids.com/history_and_...an_reservations/Montana_indians.htm Added: 19 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Outline information on the various tribes that live in the US state of Montana. Includes a listing and further information on the 'Reservations' on which the Indians live.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: North American Peoples

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines

Suggestions for use: Get the students to learn about the various tribes and place the reservations on a map of Montana. Talk to the class about the problems facing native American people in america today.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Native American Farming

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/northamerica/before1500/economy/ Added: 19 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Article describing the types of farming undertaken by the native people of North America. It describes the locations in which the natives lived and the types of foods they grew.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: North American Peoples

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines

Suggestions for use: Solid information, though the advertising on the page may be offputting to children. Useful, thugh, for teachers.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Native American Responses to Environmental Changes

http://www.nmai.si.edu/Environment/Default.aspx Added: 19 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Explores how four Native American communities are responding to changes in the environment where they live. Through videos and primary sources, it examines these four Native American cultures. Each tribe's section is broken down into the following areas: Getting Started, Meet the People, About Our Homeland, Our Environmental Challenge, Our Strategies, and Our Future. Lesson plans also included in the Teachers Section.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: North American Peoples

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines

Suggestions for use: Use on the IWB. Watch the videos on each of the tribes. If you have laptops or iPads available, have students navigate on their own. Have the class take the included interactive quizzes to see what they've learned. Group students and have each group read about a different tribe.

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CSPE

Strand: Stewardship

Strand unit: Climate Change

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

How to make a Dreamcatcher

http://www.teachersfirst.com/lessons/nativecrafts/dreamcatcher.cfm Added: 09 Nov 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Follow the step-by-step instructions and diagrams and make your own Native American Dreamcatcher. To Native Americans, dreams were messages sent by sacred spirits.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: North American Peoples

Suggestions for use: Pupils will be enabled to make their own Dreamcatcher. To Native Americans, dreams were messages sent by sacred spirits.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Walk the Plank: Native American Quiz.

http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/less...s/nativeamericans/walk_natives.html Added: 03 Nov 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Test your knowledge of Native American Peoples…Do you know enough to make your teacher walk the plank?

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: North American Peoples

Suggestions for use: Test your knowledge of Native American Peoples…Do you know enough to make your teacher walk the plank?

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Build an Interactive Storyboard : Native Americans.

http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/storyboards/bighorn.htm Added: 09 Nov 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Design and build an interactive storyboard using the templates provided on the treatment of Native Americans by European settlers.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: North American Peoples

Suggestions for use: Pupils will be enabled to design and build an interactive storyboard using the templates provided on the treatment of Native Americans by European settlers.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Native American Colouring Pictures

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/coloring-pages/native-americans/ Added: 09 Nov 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

A selection of Native American Pictures that can be printed off and coloured in.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: North American Peoples

Suggestions for use: Pupils can print and then colour a variety of pictures based on Native American lives.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Native American Wordsearch

http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/lessons/nativeamericans/wordsearch.htm Added: 03 Nov 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Interactive Wordsearch based on the topic of Native Americans. This Wordsearch can also be printed off and used as well.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: North American Peoples

Suggestions for use: Interactive Wordsearch based on the topic of Native Americans. This Wordsearch can also be printed off and used as well.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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