Last week we started our Native American unit titled "We the People." It explores how human and physical characteristics of geographic regions influenced the development of distinct Native American cultures. "We the People" encompasses lessons in Geography, History, Civics, Language Arts, Art, and Anthropology. Many interesting and engaging activities are included in this unit, with a plethora of enrichment options for those willing to take the challenges offered to them.
Each child has chosen a tribe to study based on information from a map they recently completed. This map activity identified tribes within each region of North America. Next step is to complete a Webquest that will guide them in finding specific information required for a Powerpoint to be presented at the end of the unit.
Here are a few sites being used to help your child in her or his search:
Where to go to find information about your tribe:
NATIVE AMERICAN FACTS FOR KIDS -- Huge!!
KID INFO—NATIVE AMERICANS—Another huge site!
(Wonderful, kid-friendly site with lots of information on most tribes)
NATIVE AMERICANS IN OLDEN TIMES FOR KIDS: SOME PRINCIPAL TRIBES AND NATIONS—Great place to go to pick a tribe to research!
TRIBE COMPARISONS—Covers many tribes
** Interactive Test on Native Americans: See how much you know!
Online Native American Activities for Kids
(For Fun When Work is Done. . .)
Image of map taken from: http://questgarden.com/145/36/6/120609111751/images/native-americans.jpg