Monday, September 28, 2009

Native Americans

One of the main resources we are using for our Native American studies is a series of lessons about the People of America from Pronto Lessons.  These are free lessons, and are scripted if you like that thing.  (I don't, but it's not hard to ignore the scripting.)

The Native American tribes discussed and the extra resources we are using are listed below.  One of the best sites for what book NOT to use for Native American studies is the Oyate Books to Avoid list.  

Lore can be found at the Native American Lore Index from

Native American paper house models can be fun to make.

The Eye of the Needle: based on a Yupik Tale

Pronto Lessons: Iroquois Part 1 Iroquois Part 2
Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Jake Swamp (check it out at Amazon)
If You Lived With the Iroquois Lapbook from Homeschool Share
paper model of a longhouse 

Pronto Lessons: Cherokee
Only the Names Remain: The Cherokees and the Trail of Tears by Alex Bealer  (check it out at Amazon)

Pronto Lessons: Cheyenne
paper model of a teepee
Buffalo Hunt by Russell Freedman

Pronto Lessons: Apache
portions of Geronimo: His Own Story

Pronto Lessons: Ute

Nez Perce
Pronto Lessons: Nez Perce

Pronto Lessons: Makah

Pronto Lessons: Wiyot

Other Native American studies links:
Native American Lapbook (corresponds to Pronto Lessons!) from Lapbook Lessons
Lesson Plans from Mr. Donn
Native Child
Learn About Native Americans (Arlington Heights School District 25)
Apples for the Teacher Online (and printable) Native American Coloring Pages
Andy's American History Worksheets
One State Many Nations
Chief Joseph
Famous Native Americans
Native Americans from Teacher Oz

The completed pages for the history notebook, as well as a very simple lapbook.  I think some of his drawings are very impressive for an almost-6-year-old!

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