Look below for lessons, activities, and printables on Native American life and culture. Use these resources to teach students of all ages about the colonization of America from a different perspective. You'll find great educational resources for Native American Heritage Month in November. There are also plenty of activities to use throughout the year for music, drama, art, and language arts.

Printables

These printables include crafts, history lessons, activities, and much more regarding the culture and heritage of Native Americans.

Lesson Plans

Use our lesson plans to teach students the significance of music, call-and-response and Thanksgiving to Native American culture.

Quizzes

Test students' knowledge on famous Native Americans and their art and technology with our quizzes.

References

Our references include detailed lists of the instruments and materials used by Native Americans, their music styles and much more! References also include Native Americans' recent ancestry in the United States.

Thanksgiving Activities

Teach students about the history of Thanksgiving, the contribution of Native Americans and much more with these fun Thanksgiving activities!

Language Arts Activities

Enhance students' reading and writing skills with these reading warm-ups, folktales, songs and more relating to Native American history and culture.

Native American Music Resources

Music holds much influence over Native American culture. Give your students a glimpse into the culture with various resources regarding Native American songs, music styles, instruments, pronunciation and much more!

Drama & Art Activities

Students will learn more about Native American culture with our art activities which include fun crafts, reading practice and more.

Math Activities

Focusing on the Native American diet and the time period before refrigeration, students will use math to help them comprehend how Native Americans survived by storing food. Students will also work on their dimensions and time-telling skills with these fun math activities!

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History of Thanksgiving

History of Thanksgiving Videos and Activities

History of Thanksgiving – Videos & Activities

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.

Native American Life on the Great Plains

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For centuries beginning around 1600, Native Americans settled along the wooded and rich-soil banks of Northern Plains rivers. In the United States the Plains include parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. For the most part, the tribes of the Northern Great Plains were agricultural and trade-based societies. Upon European contact in the 18th and 19th centuries, many villages became major trading posts, bringing prosperity but transforming their culture forever.