Native Americans

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Lesson: Native Americans

Explore the many different ancient cultures of the first people to live in North America: The Native Americans.

Student Application

Explore the many different ancient cultures of the first people to live in North America: The Native Americans.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand that Native Americans were the first people to inhabit North America. Many believe that long ago people from Asia crossed the frozen Bering Straight into North America, while following animals that they were hunting. As time progressed, people broke off from the main group and settled in different areas. Soon, there were gro...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. Ask the students to tell what the word "Indian" brings to mind. Ask the students if they know why the natives are called Indians. The video will explain the answer. Watch the video and pay attention to the regions where the Native North Americans lived.
      Student Application

      Discover that there were many Native American tribes and they all had unique cultures, and ways of getting food, and ways of living in their different regions.


      Learning Objectives

      1. Students will understand that Native Americans were the first people to live in what is now the United States.
      2. Students will appreciate the respect Native Americans held for Earth
      3. Students will identify several tribes, their home region, and their way of life
      4. Students will understand the...

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      Supporting Activities

      1. Native American Map. Using poster board or large pieces of construction paper, have each student (or pairs of students) construct or draw a map of the United States. Ask students to label the map with the Native American Regions as described in the video and mark on the map the tribes that were shown in the video, along with an illustrati...

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