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Native Americans Today
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Books from the Present-Day Native American Book List that show present-day Native Americans
- Teaching Native American Literature and Cultures: Additional Teacher Resources
- Computers with Internet access
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
- Native American Sites
- “I” Is Not for Indian: The Portrayal of Native Americans in Books for Young People
- The American Indian and Alaska Native Population: 2000
- Select a collection of texts from the book list that show present-day Native Americans.
- To familiarize yourself with Native American culture, spend time at the Lisa Mitten's Website of Native American Sites. The site is quite extensive and filled with carefully selected links to sites with accurate and useful information about Native Americans. Web resources that are especially useful for the goals of this lesson include "I" Is Not for Indian: The Portrayal of Native Americans in Books for Young People, and The American Indian and Alaska Native Population: 2000.
- Select and bookmark the Websites you want students to explore in Session Two.
- Obtain and peruse books from the Teaching Native American Literature and Cultures: Additional Teacher Resources handout to further prepare for student instruction.
- Prepare copies of the Reflection Questions if you wish for students to produce written responses.