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Ch 6: Native American History for Elementary School

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Help your students understand more about Native Americans with this resource. This powerful study resource can function as a study aid, a supplement to your students' social studies textbook or a means to assist with homework or test preparation.

Native American History For Elementary School

Short, brightly written and well-researched lessons allow your students to gain new information about Native American history in an easy-to-follow and readily accessible format. None of the lessons last more than ten minutes, so the students are kept interested and engaged. Chapter exams and lessons quizzes provide you with the means to measure your students' progress, and the dashboard keeps everything organized and on track.

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with social studies will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about Native American history.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding facts about Native Americans
  • Students with learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about topics like the Iroquois Confederacy and Tomochichi
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social studies (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about Native American history
  • Students who struggle to understand their social studies teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra social studies resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover social studies topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson with your student.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning about Native American history.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands Native American history by completing the Native American History For Elementary School chapter exam.

29 Lessons in Chapter 6: Native American History for Elementary School
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Iroquois Confederacy: Lesson for Kids

1. Iroquois Confederacy: Lesson for Kids

Did you know that there were people, villages, wars and governments among the Native Americans long before America was a nation? Some Native Americans joined tribes to create a kind of nation of their own, the Iroquois Confederacy. They had ideas on how to work together, and those ideas actually helped form our country.

Native Americans Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

2. Native Americans Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

Native Americans were the first people to live in the Americas. In this lesson, learn what a Native American is, where they came from, what their lives were like, and where they are today.

Tomochichi Lesson for Kids

3. Tomochichi Lesson for Kids

Tomochichi was a Native American leader of the Yamacraw people. He gave land to James Oglethorpe, and that land is where Savannah, Georgia, sits today.

History of the Iroquois: Lesson for Kids

4. History of the Iroquois: Lesson for Kids

Did you know the first official government formed in North America wasn't the United States? Learn about how the Iroquois Native Americans built their complex society in this lesson.

Hopi Tribe Facts: Lesson for Kids

5. Hopi Tribe Facts: Lesson for Kids

The Hopi Tribe has been around for centuries. To this day, the Hopi have been able to resist the influences of the outside world and continue to practice and teach their culture, language and religion. Let's explore and learn more about this peaceful tribe.

Iroquois Facts: Lesson for Kids

6. Iroquois Facts: Lesson for Kids

The Iroquois were originally a group of 5 Native-American tribes that formed an alliance. This lesson will teach you about the Iroquois Confederacy, what tribes are members, where they live, and some other interesting facts about these people.

Apache Tribe Facts: Lesson for Kids

7. Apache Tribe Facts: Lesson for Kids

The Apache are Native Americans that have a long and rich history. Ancient Apache were fierce warriors, family oriented, and a people who didn't get stuck in one place for too long. In this lesson, learn about their origin, their culture, and where they are today.

Cherokee Tribe Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

8. Cherokee Tribe Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

If you were part of the Cherokee tribe, you would say ''osiyo'' as a greeting instead of ''hello.'' Read on to find out more about the history and modern life of the Cherokee tribe.

Comanche Tribe Facts: Lesson for Kids

9. Comanche Tribe Facts: Lesson for Kids

The Comanche are a legendary tribe in American history. They are known for two strong characteristics: they were fierce warriors and had the finest stock of horses. This lesson will give an overview of important facts about the Comanche.

The Incas Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

10. The Incas Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

Nearly a thousand years ago, the Incas built a civilization built high up in the Andes Mountains of South America. Find out more about the Incas, including some their accomplishments, and how their civilization of millions finally came to an end.

Inuit Tribe Facts: Lesson for Kids

11. Inuit Tribe Facts: Lesson for Kids

Originally known as Eskimos, the Inuit are a very unique group of native people. Learn about who the Inuit are as well as facts about their lifestyle, their culture and how they live their lives today.

Navajo Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

12. Navajo Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

In this lesson, we'll learn about the culture of the Navajo people that have created their own nation. We'll also explore how they have fought to preserve their land and culture.

Nez Perce Facts: Lesson for Kids

13. Nez Perce Facts: Lesson for Kids

The Nez Perce were a Native-American tribe in the Pacific northwestern United States. Come learn about this tribe, how they got their name, where they lived, what famous explorers they helped, and some other cool facts about them.

Seminole Facts: Lesson for Kids

14. Seminole Facts: Lesson for Kids

This lesson is about a very interesting Native American tribe known as Seminoles. Learn about their history, lifestyle, culture and how they live in the modern world.

Sioux Facts: Lesson for Kids

15. Sioux Facts: Lesson for Kids

The Sioux Native Americans have a rich history that may surprise you. In this lesson, you will learn fascinating facts about the lives, history and customs of the Sioux.

Squanto Lesson for Kids: Facts & Biography

16. Squanto Lesson for Kids: Facts & Biography

Squanto is one of the most famous Native Americans in history. Squanto is famous because he helped the pilgrims in Plymouth survive the winter of 1621

The Trail of Tears Facts: Lesson for Kids

17. The Trail of Tears Facts: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we'll learn about the Trail of Tears, a sad occurrence in the history of America. We'll discuss the background of the Trail of Tears, the journey that it entailed and the toll it took on Native Americans.

Paleo Indians Lesson for Kids

18. Paleo Indians Lesson for Kids

Paleo Indians were some of the first people to live in what is now North and South America. Come learn about these ancient people, how they lived, how they hunted, what they ate, and some other cool facts about them.

Creek Indians Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

19. Creek Indians Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

In this lesson, you will learn about the Creek Indians, an impressive tribe found in the southeast region of what would become the United States. You will have a chance to explore their history, daily life, clothing, and where they are today.

Wampanoag Tribe: Lesson for Kids

20. Wampanoag Tribe: Lesson for Kids

The Wampanoag tribe was a group of Native Americans that lived on the east coast of North America in Massachusetts. In this lesson, you will learn about their culture and how they shaped the American Thanksgiving tradition.

Iroquois Longhouse Facts Lesson for Kids

21. Iroquois Longhouse Facts Lesson for Kids

Longhouses were homes that the Native Americans called Iroquois built and lived in. This lesson teaches you about these houses, how they were built, and what it was like to live in one.

Iroquois Lesson for Kids: Daily Life & Culture

22. Iroquois Lesson for Kids: Daily Life & Culture

Have you ever imagined growing up in a community from the past? What was it like to live with the Haudenosaunee before settlers came? Let's find out today!

Iroquois Lesson for Kids: Religion & Ceremonies

23. Iroquois Lesson for Kids: Religion & Ceremonies

The Iroquois tribes of Native Americans believed in many gods and deities in order to explain the world about them. In this lesson, learn about the Iroquois' religion and how they incorporated ceremonies and religious beliefs into everyday life.

Iroquois Lesson for Kids: Myths, Legends & Creation Story

24. Iroquois Lesson for Kids: Myths, Legends & Creation Story

The Iroquois society of Native Americans were one of the largest and most powerful tribes, expanding past their home to build a strong government. Learn about the legends of the Iroquois in this lesson.

Crazy Horse Facts: Lesson for Kids

25. Crazy Horse Facts: Lesson for Kids

Crazy Horse is one of the most famous Native American war chiefs in history. In this lesson, find out about Crazy Horse's life and the battles he fought to preserve the Sioux way of life.

Chief Tecumseh Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

26. Chief Tecumseh Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

In this lesson, we'll talk about Chief Tecumseh, a leader of the Shawnee tribe during the late 1700s and early 1800s. Find out how Chief Tecumseh felt about Americans moving into his tribe's land and what he decided to do about it.

Chief Sitting Bull Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

27. Chief Sitting Bull Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

One of the most important Native American leaders and historical figures in the American West, Chief Sitting Bull, actually took a big stand. In this lesson, you'll learn why Sitting Bull is known for his courage and his strength in the face of danger.

Geronimo Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

28. Geronimo Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

Geronimo is one of the most famous Native Americans in history, but do you really know about his life? In this lesson, you will learn about Geronimo's life as a warrior fighting Mexico and the United States.

Longhouse Project Ideas

29. Longhouse Project Ideas

Longhouses were central parts of many communities in indigenous North America. These projects can help your students learn about these and engage with the material in unique ways.

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