Native American Heritage

Ready to Go Teacher Created Activities

November is National American Indian Heritage, also known as Native American Heritage Month. In 1990, President George Bush signed a bill authorizing federal, state, and local governments to observe a month of appropriate programs, activities, and ceremonies to honor America's Native people. November is a time to learn more about and celebrated the rich culture and traditions of Native American Heritage. 


 
 

Native American Childhood  

This Native American activity is perfect for elementary students during Native Heritage Month. Charles Eastman shares what his childhood was like as a Native American living in the late 1800's.  Students read about Eastman's childhood then respond to three constructed response items. 

Native American Childhood  

 
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Tribes of the Great Plains (Native Americans)  

This reading and writing activity is geared for upper elementary students. Students will learn more about the Tribes of the Great Plains.  Students have practice looking back in the text, to then type their responses in the HTML editor. 

Tribes of the Great Plains (Native Americans)

 
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Native American Homes  

The activity begins with a three minute video explaining and displaying various types of Native American Architecture. Two pages of informational text written on Lexile level 1250L provide more information on Native American homes. Multiple choice and extended response items check student comprehension.   

 

 Native American Homes  

 
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Sitting Bull (Native American) 

Introduce elementary students to Sitting Bull and the Lakota tribe. This activity begins with a read along four minute informational video. Then students will read a short passage and answer multiple choice comprehension questions. Automated grading provides teachers and students with immediate feedback. 

 

 

Sitting Bull (Native American)   

 
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Native Americans: Animal Totems  

Native American tradition has strong beliefs about the bond between man and animals. This activity introduces students to Native American Spirit Animals and why animals were carved into totem poles.  Students will read the chart to determine their spirit animal. Seven multiple choice questions check comprehenion and provide an instant score. 

 

Native Americans: Animal Totems  

 
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