|| Introduction to Native American History
||People of Our Past
||Students will be able to:
- identify things they know about Native Americans, then record their observations or facts on the chart under the “What We Know…” category.
- identify questions that they have about Native Americans.
- discuss the meaning of new vocabulary words when provided the meaning.
- Display the KWL chart in front of the classroom.
- Ask students to identify things that they know (or think they know) about Native Americans.
- Ask prompting questions such as, “Who are Native Americans?” or “Where did NA live before the settlers came?” or What kind of homes did NA live in?”
- Next ask students to identify questions that they have about Native Americans. Record these questions on the chart under the “What you want to know…” category.
- Post the KWL chart where the class can see and refer to it throughout the unit.
- At the end of the unit, invite students to share the answers to their questions and information about what they have learned about NA. Record them.
- Discuss what each of the ten vocabulary words mean.
- Partner students up and give them an index card. Have each group write the definition on the back, as well as a picture.
- Once the words have been introduced, hand out copies of the crossword for children to complete.
- KWL chart (from kit)
- Vocabulary Crossword reproducable
- Index Cards
|| Crossword Puzzla and collaborative vocabulary words index card
|| Materials from Native American Resource Box