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United States Themes

Native Americans
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Reading Comprehensions - Special Education High Interest Reading
     Native Americans (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Crazy Horse (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Massacre at Wounded Knee (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Battle of Little Bighorn (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)


Short Reading Comprehensions
Short Readers
     The Three Sisters (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Effigy Mounds National Monument (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Mesa Verde National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     The Dream Catcher (Short Reader; Grades 5-7 Readability)

Spanish
     Monumento Nacional Effigy Mounds (grades 4-6)
     Monumento Nacional Little Bighorn Battlefield (grades 4-6)
     Parque Nacional Mesa Verde (grades 4-6)


Make a Daily Native Americans Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily Native Americans Activity Lesson Plan Book


Reading Comprehensions
Fiction
     Traditional Pots (Grades 4-5)

Myths and Legends
     Why the Possum's Tail Is Bare (Grade 1)
     Why the Owl Has a Spotted Coat (Grade 1)
     Why Bears Have Short Tails (Grades 1-2)
     Minegoo of the Singing Waters (Grades 2-3)
     Earth Turtle (Grades 2-3)
     How the Water Beetle Made Land (Grades 2-3)
     Tawa and the Spider Woman (Grades 2-3)
     The Animals' Purpose (Grades 2-3)
     The Lost Salmon (Grades 2-3)
     Pocahontas (Grades 2-3)
     The Thunderbird (Grades 3-5)
     The Legend of the White Deer (Grades 3-5)
     Pocahontas and John Smith (Grades 4-6)
     Sedna, Goddess of the Sea (Grades 4-6)
     Cherokee Legend of Blowing Rock (Grades 5-6)
     Pocahontas (Grades 5-7)
     The Apache Kid: Outlaw Legend of the Southwest, Part 1 (Grades 6-8)
     The Apache Kid: Outlaw Legend of the Southwest, Part 2 (Grades 6-8)

Introduction of Tribes
     Plains Indians (Grades 2-3)
     Woodlands Indians (Grades 2-3)
     Cherokee (Grades 2-3)
     Iroquois (Grades 2-3)
     Micmacs (Grades 2-3)
     Navajo (Grades 2-3)
     Nez Perce (Grades 2-3)
     Pueblo (Grades 2-3)
     Seminoles (Grades 2-3)
     Sioux (Grades 2-3)
     Ute (Grades 2-3)
     Wampanoag (Grades 2-3)
     Wendat or Huron (Grades 3-4)
     How the Indians Saved Thanksgiving (Grades 3-4)
     Who Were the First Americans? (Grades 4-6)
     The Plains Area (Grades 4-6)
     Native Americans of the Northwest Coast Area (Grades 4-6)
     Native Americans of the Plateau and Great Basin Area (Grades 4-6)
     Native Americans of the Northeast Cultural Area (Grades 4-6)
     Native Americans of the Southeast Cultural Area (Grades 4-6)
     Native Americans of the Southwest Cultural Area (Grades 4-6)
     Native Americans in the Northern Area (Grades 4-6)
     Muskogee (Grades 4-6)
     Navajo (Grades 4-6)
     Nez Perce (Grades 4-6)
     Pueblo (Grades 4-6)
     Seminoles (Grades 4-6)
     Sioux (Grades 4-6)
     Tuscarora (Grades 4-6)
     Ute (Grades 4-6)
     Yamasee (Grades 4-6)
     The Yosemite Indians of the Ahwahnee Valley (Grades 4-6)
     The Zuni (Grades 5-6)
     Cherokee (Grades 6-9)
     Iroquois - The Six Nations (Grades 7-9)

Conflicts Between Europeans and Native Americans
     Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons (Grades 5-7)
     Powhatan Confederacy [1622-1644] (Grades 7-9)
     Pequot War [1637] (Grades 7-9)
     Pueblo Revolt [1680-1692] (Grades 7-9)
     Tuscarora and Yamasee Wars (Grades 7-9)
     Prelude to the French and Indian War (Grades 7-9)
     The French and Indian War [1754-1763], Part 1 (Grades 7-9)
     The French and Indian War [1754-1763], Part 2 (Grades 7-9)
     The French and Indian War [1754-1763], Part 3 (Grades 7-9)
     Results of the French and Indian War (Grades 7-9)
     Pontiac's Rebellion, Part 1 [1763-1766] (Grades 7-9)
     Pontiac's Rebellion, Part 2 [1763-1766] (Grades 7-9)
     Lord Dunmore's War [1774] (Grades 7-9)
     Red Stick Conflict [1813-1814] (Grades 7-9)
     The Seminole Wars (Grades 7-9)
     The Navajo Wars (Grades 7-9)

Western Wars
     The Black Hawk War [1832] (Grades 7-9)
     The Rogue [1855-1856] and Red River [1874-1875] Wars (Grades 7-9)
     The Sioux Wars [1854-1890] (Grades 7-9)
     The Ute Wars [1865-1868, 1879] (Grades 7-9)
     The Nez Perce War [1877] (Grades 7-9)

Native American Art
     Catch a Dream with a Dream Catcher (Grades 4-6)
     Native American Masks (Grades 4-6)
     Native American Pottery (Grades 4-6)
     Native American Totem Poles (Grades 4-6)
     Native American Rugs and Blankets (Grades 4-6)
     Native American Dolls (Grades 4-6)
     Native American Baskets (Grades 4-6)
     Native American Clothing (Grades 4-6)
     Native American Peace Pipes (Grades 4-6)
     Native American Drums and Flutes (Grades 4-6)

Biographies
     Who Was Sacagawea? (Grades 4-5)
     Wilma P. Mankiller: First Woman Chief of an American-Indian Nation (Grades 5-6)
     Chief Quanah Parker: Last Chief of the Comanches (Grades 5-7)
     Sacagawea (Grades 5-7)
     Sacagawea: Teen Pioneer (Grades 6-8)
     Warrior's Heart, Part 1 - Ira Hayes (Grades 6-8)
     Warrior's Heart, Part 2 - Ira Hayes (Grades 6-8)
     "I Will Fight No More Forever"- Chief Joseph (Grades 6-8)
     Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Doctor (Grades 7-9)
     Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins: Native American Author and Educator (Grades 7-9)

Miscellaneous
     Trail of Tears (Grades 1-2)
     What Is Native American Religion Like? (Grades 4-6)
     What Did the Shawnee Believe? (Grades 4-6)
     What Did the People of the Totem Pole Believe? (Grades 4-6)
     Native American Jewelry (Grades 5-7)
     Native American Rights Day (Grades 6-7)
     Indian Territory Becomes the State of Oklahoma (Grades 6-8)
     Trail of Tears, Part 1 (Grades 6-8)
     Trail of Tears, Part 2 (Grades 6-8)
     Fort Sumner, New Mexico: The Bosque Redondo Reservation Experiment (Grades 7-9)
     The American Appaloosa: State Horse of Idaho (Grades 7-9)


Reading Comprehensions - Foreign Languages
Spanish
     Por qué la lechuza tiene un abrigo moteada (una leyenda cherokee) (grade 1)
     Minegoo de las aguas cantarinas (una leyenda de los micmac) (grades 2-3)
     Los salmones perdidos (2º y 3º grado) (grades 2-3)
     Pocahontas (grades 2-3)
     Pocahontas y John Smith (grades 5-7)
     LOS INDIOS DE LAS LLANURAS (grades 2-3)
     Los cheroquis (grades 2-3)
     Los iroqueses (2º y 3º grado) (grades 2-3)
     Los micmac (grades 2-3)
     Los nez percé (grades 2-3)
     Los indios pueblo (grades 2-3)
     Los seminolas (grades 2-3)
     Los sioux (grades 2-3)
     Los ute (grades 2-3)
     Los wampanoag (grades 3-4)
     Los wendat o el pueblo de los hurones (grades 3-4)
     Como la gente indígena salvaron al día de acción de gracias (grades 3-4)
     Los yamasee (grades 4-6)
     Iroqueses: las seis naciones (grades 7-9)
     La Guerra Franco-india (segunda parte) (grades 7-9)
     Resultados de la Guerra Franco-india (grades 7-9)
     ¿Cómo es la Religión de los indígenas americanos? (grades 4-6)

French
     Comment Les Amérindiens ont sauvé Thanksgiving (grades 3-4)

Italian
     Come gli Indiani salvarono il Ringraziamento (grades 3-4)

German
     Wie die Indianer Thanksgiving retteten (grades 3-4)


Funda-blanks
     The Pueblo (grades 1-2)
     Seal Hunter (grades 2-3)


Leveled Books
            The Yakama Indian Tribes
            Frontier Children: Native Americans
            Sacagawea


Books
            What's Behind the Mask? (Grades 5-7)
            Totem Poles (Grades 5-8)
            Mysterious Cities (Grades 4-6)


Document Based Activities
     Document Based Activities


Compare and Contrast
        American Indian Women Traits: Examines the similarities and differences between two American Indian Women. (Grades 5-6)

American Indian Chief Traits: Compares two great American Indian Chiefs (Grades 5-6)

Instrument Traits: Compares two types of native instruments (Grades 5-7)

Native American Legend Traits: Compare and contrast two Native American legends. (Grades 1-2)

Tribe Traits: Compares two American Indian tribes (Grades 5-6)



Social Studies Questions
     Native Americans first grade social studies questions
     Native Americans second grade social studies questions
     Native Americans third grade social studies questions
     Native Americans fourth grade social studies questions
     Native Americans fifth grade social studies questions
     Native Americans sixth grade social studies questions


Analogies
             Native Americans Analogies


Plays:  Reader's Theater Scripts
     The Ungrateful Wolf: A Tale from the Pacific Northwest (Grades 2-3)
     How Raven Got the Sun: A Native American Legend (Grades 2-4)
     Turtle Goes on the Warpath: An Iroquois Tale (Grades 2-4)
     How Mr. Snail Lost His Eyes (Grades 2-4)
     How Bear Lost His Tail: An Iroquois Legend (Grades 2-4)
     Big Turtle: A Native American Story (Grades 2-4)
     Raven and the Very Foolish Man (Grades 2-5)
     The Badger and the Rattlesnake (Grades 3-4)
     The Origin of Disease and Medicine: A Cherokee Myth (Grades 3-5)
     The Talking Salmon (Grades 3-5)
     The Great Rain: A Native American Legend (Grades 3-5)
     The Man Who Became a Caribou (Grades 3-8)


Book Units
    Annie and the Old One (Grades K-3)
    Buffalo Before Breakfast (Grades 1-3)
    Squanto and the First Thanksgiving (Grades 1-3)
    The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving (Grades 1-3)
    The Rough-Face Girl (Grades 1-3)
    Minnow and Rose: An Oregon Trail Story (Grades 1-4)
    Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun (Grades 2-4)
    The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush (Grades 2-4)
    Silver (Grades 3-4)
    Pueblo Storyteller (Grades 3-5)
    The Sign of the Beaver (Grades 3-6)
    Children of the Longhouse (Grades 4-6)
    Island of the Blue Dolphins (Grades 4-6)
    Julie of the Wolves (Grades 4-6)
    Racing the Sun (Grades 4-6)
    Sitting Bull (Grades 4-6)
    Trouble River (Grades 4-6)
    Sing Down the Moon (Grades 4-7)
    The Birchbark House (Grades 4-7)
    The Double Life of Pocahontas (Grades 4-7)
    The Talking Earth (Grades 4-7)
    Bearstone (Grades 4-8)
    Dogsong (Grades 4-8)
    Indian Captive (Grades 4-8)
    Rifles for Watie (Grades 4-8)
    Weasel (Grades 5-7)
    Zia (Grades 5-8)
    I Am Regina (Grades 5-9)
    Sacajawea (Grades 5-9)
    Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey (Grades 6-8)
    Touching Spirit Bear (Grades 6-10)
    Aleutian Sparrow (Grades 6-12)
    I Heard the Owl Call My Name (Grades 8-10)
    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Grades 8-12)
    The Last of the Mohicans (Grades 9-12)


American Indian Yarn Weaving Art Project (Grades 3-8)
     Art Project: Yarn weaving with an American Indian theme (PDF file)


   Plains Indians Art Project (Grades 3-6)
     Make a village based on the Plains Indian tribes (PDF file)


Coloring
     Canoe
     Buffalo
     Meeting
     Buffalo hunt
     Buffalo hunt
     Tepee
     Pueblo inside
     Pueblo outside
     Totem pole
     Woman with pottery
     Woman


Science Project
    Native Americans Science Activity (Infectious Diseases)


Dot to Dots
     Wild turkey (1-20)
     Tepee (1-10)
     Canoe (1-5)
     Buffalo (1-10)


Conversations - Foreign Languages
Spanish
     The Great Rain: A Native American Legend - Spanish and English
French
     The Great Rain: A Native American Legend - French and English
German
     The Great Rain: A Native American Legend - German and English
Italian
     The Great Rain: A Native American Legend - Italian and English


Finish the Story
     Running Deer Sees a White Man (Grades 2-3)
     Two Feathers' Scare (Grades 3-4)
     Eastern Escape (Grades 3-4)
     The Salmon Run (Grades 4-5)
     The Legend (Grades 5-6)
     Let's Find Out (Grades 6-8)


What would YOU do?
     National American Indian Heritage Month (Grades 8-10)


Writing
Native Americans Draw and Write
Native Americans Draw and Write


Critical Thinking
Native Americans SUDOKU Puzzle
   4 by 4 Native Americans Sudoku
     Very easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)
     Easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)

4 by 4 Native Americans Sudoku: Includes Hints (blank boxes have smaller pictures to pick from)
     Very easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys with hints)
     Easy 4 x 4 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys with hints)

6 by 6 Native Americans Sudoku
     Easy 6 x 6 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)
     Medium 6 x 6 Sudoku with shapes (4 keys)

Native Americans Thinking Puzzle
     Draw a sequence of 3 different pictures (easier)
     Draw a sequence of 3 different pictures (more difficult)
     Draw a sequence of 4 different pictures (easier)
     Draw a sequence of 4 different pictures (more difficult)


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