Native Americans, Thematic Unit
By Teacher Created Resources
Native Americans is a captivating, whole language, thematic unit. Its 80 exciting reproducible pages are filled with a wide variety of lesson ideas designed for use with primary children. At its core are three high-quality children's lieterature selections (that will need to be purchased or borrowed): Arrow to the Sun, Rainbow Crow, and The Legend of the Bluebonnet. For these books activities are included which set the stage for reading, encourage the enjoyment of the book, and extend the concepts gained. In addition, the theme is connected to the curriculum with activities in language arts (including daily writing suggestions), math, science, social studies, art, music, and life skills (cooking, physical education, etc.) Many of these activities encourage cooperative learning. Suggestions and patterns for bulletin boards and unit management tools are additional time savers for the busy teacher. Furthermore, directions for student-created Big Books and a culminating activity, which allow students to synthesize their knowledge in order to produce products that can be shared beyond the , highlight this very complete teacher resource.
American Indians Fandex Guide
By Homeschool / Workman Publishing
Covering a subject that is taught in school and embraced by students, American Indians functions like a pocket visual encyclopedia of the history, culture, and customs of fifty major tribes across North America.
Written by the former director of public affairs of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, the deck covers geographical origins, myths and religious beliefs, important people and historical events, arts, festivals, and contemporary issues. The mysterious Anasazi. The democratic Iroquois. The friendly Wampanoags, who helped create the holiday we know as Thanksgiving. Elaborate rites of the Hopi. All illustrated with portraits, historic photographs, artifacts, tribal artwork, and other images.