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Native American Science 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.

Native Americans have contributed to various fields of science. This lesson plan will allow students to study a text lesson, engage in cooperative learning activities, and take a quiz.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • describe how Native American discoveries contributed to modern food and medicine production
  • discuss various fields of science to which Native Americans have contributed
  • summarize the importance of Native American discoveries to their survival

Length

This lesson will take 45-90 minutes.

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

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