Ojibwe Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has an Masters of Science in Mathematics and a Masters in Education

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the Ojibwe tribe. Students will read a text lesson that explains their lives, then apply understanding to an active project to show understanding.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain the lifestyle of the Ojibwe tribe
  • describe the language of the Ojibwe tribe
  • discuss the lives of the Ojibwe today


1 - 1.5 hours


Key Vocabulary

  • Gatherers
  • Algonquin

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2

Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3

Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

Warm Up and Preparation

  • Distribute the lesson Ojibwe Tribe Lesson for Kids: Culture & Facts and read the first section 'Culture' with students, pausing after each question to allow them to discuss with a partner and then as a whole group.
  • Have students label their notebooks 'Ojibwe People' and make a place to take notes about beliefs, songs, dances, religion, location, language and foods.

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