A unit developed for
This unit was made for
students to understand that not all Native American tribes
are alike. They didn't all live in teepees, or travel the
same way. Here is just a sample lesson. If you want the
other activities or lesson plans you can reach me at
Objective: The students
will explain what they already know about Native Americans.
The students will explain what Native Americans lived in,
how they traveled, what they ate, how they communicated,
what they wore, and what they did for fun.
reading the novel, "Naya Nuki, Shoshoni Girl Who Ran." Make
a list with the students of what they know about Native
Method: On a chart
paper, write the students ideas about Native Americans.
Assign each group of students a certain group of tribes.
Give them a chart paper with the questions about what that
group of Native Americans did for food, shelter, clothing,
communication, traveling and fun. Let the students draw or
write the answers to each question.
Materials: Chart paper
for all the groups and one for class discussion.