Native American Clothing Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson will help your students learn about Native American clothing. Students will read a text lesson, participate in a related activity, and check their understanding with a short quiz.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • describe the materials used to create Native American clothing
  • identify types and features of Native American clothing
  • explain the history and function of Native American clothing


This lesson will take 45-90 minutes.

Curriculum Standards


Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.


Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

Materials Needed

  • Chart paper
  • Pictures or photos (or samples) of breechclout, moccasins, fringe, and headdresses (1 set per group)
  • Blank maps of North America
  • Internet research tools, as necessary


  • breechclout
  • moccasins
  • nomadic
  • sinew
  • fringe
  • headdresses

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