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Another collection of activities to teach about Native Americans
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Native American Activity Chart
History of the Head Dress
>>Bring in a head dress. Discuss what they are and their importance.
>>Discuss the history and the symbolism of painting.
Role Playing with Research
>>Research different tribal roles and act out the roles in a play.
Living in the Forest
>>Discuss the basic needs of living in a forest.
Table Top Teepee
>>Explore the history of teepees and create their own.
>>Through research students will make a Native American outfit.
>>Learn about women’s role in society through cooking bread.
>>Explore the history of the wigwam and create their own.
The Effects of Climate Location on Clothing
>>Study of clothing in terms of tribal location and climate.
Heroes of the Tribes
>>Research and discussion about heroes from the Native American society.
>>Discuss the uses of moccasins and create their own.
Our Lives and Theirs
>>Study of human capital in Native American society compared to student’s lives.
>>Explore the history of the pueblo and create their own.
Field Trip to Anthropology Museum
>>Look at exhibits and discuss the artifacts presented.
The Effects of Climate on Dwellings
>>Study of dwellings in terms of tribal location and climate.
>>Forming and decorating clay with mini nature items.
Designs on Teepees
>>Using paint created by the students they will decorate teepees in native
>>Make beads from clay, string, and decorate them as desired.
>>Read Legend of the Native American Paint Brush, have students take different parts
from the legend to read.
>>Study of different Native American signs and how they are used in communication.
>>Using written symbols students will write a letter to another friend in the class.
>>In team competition students will develop coordination skill while walking like a bear
as fast as they can.
>>Learn and play game that many Iroquois children played for fun.
>>After making spears students will practice throwing their spears at a target.
>>Study and discussion about different animal tracks.
>>Study and make different paints using fruits and root.
>>Read How the Stars Fell into the Sky and discuss how the heavens influenced Native American society.
History of Dance
>>Research and study the history of dance in Native American society.
>>Make different Native American instruments and practice using them to compose
Native American music.
>>Study different forms of Native American songs and develop original songs.