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Native Americans

Learning Object — Video
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Video: Native Americans

Experience the rich history of the Native Americans through the eyes of young Suzy Redhawk as she recounts the stories told to her by her wise grandmother. From the rocky northwest coastline through the desert mesas, across the Great Plains to the eastern woodlands, Suzy visits each magnificent tribal culture as they commune with nature and provide valuable lessons in life.

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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People Of The Great Plains
People Of The Southwest
People Of The California Inter-Mountain Region
People Of The Northwest
Conclusion
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Native Americans

Learning Object — Video
Rate Native Americans
2-5

Video: Native Americans

Stumbling on an artifact from the past, a young girl is introduced to the First Peoples of North America. Students examine the lifestyles of Native Americans who lived in the Eastern Woodlands, the Great Plains, the Southwest Desert, the Pacific Northwest, and the Arctic. Students will see how the available natural resources molded the differences of the regional tribes as well as discover the practices they held in common.

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.