and surrounding natural resources of Native Americans
effected how they met their basic needs and formed their culture.
Major Goal(s) and Associated Standards
will analyze the American Indian nations in their local region long
ago in terms of:
1. The national identities, religious beliefs,
customs, and various folklore traditions.
2. How physical geography including climate
influenced the way the local Indian nation(s) adapted to their natural
environment (e.g., how they obtained their food, clothing, tools).
3. The economy and systems of government,
particularly those with tribal constitutions, and their relationship
to federal and state governments.
1. Students will be able to research Native
American tribes in different regions in North America and conduct an
oral presentation and complete a written report.
2. Students will be able to compare the
daily life of Native Americans to their daily life.
3. Students will describe Native Americans'
housing, religious beliefs, customs, and various folklore and traditions.
4. Students will be able to work as a team,
share the information they find, negotiate and make decisions, and
plan a long term project. Use problem solving skills to make decisions
on how to utilize the information they are finding into a final
5. Students will understand how Native Americans adjusted
themselves in order to live in different regions. They will use critical
thinking skills to come to the conclusion of how their tribe lived in
harmony with the land.
Students will be able to compare and contrast their life to the lives
of Native Americans long ago.