Native Americans Third Grade Social Studies Strands Lesson Izzy Maggard Table of Contents American Heritage & People in Society….3 - 6 People in Societies………………………..7 - 10 World Interactions………………………..11 - 14 Citizenship Rights & Responsibilities……15 - 18
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3. The students will examine artifacts of Native American life as well as pictures to get a sense of how they lived. Afterwards the class will play a Native American artifacts bingo.
5. The students will create a ceremonial face, to do this they will be using a paper plate, feathers, and construction paper.
5. We will explain and discuss the importance of teepees and wigwams. The students will create their own table-top version.
2. The students will create a map of their house using Native American symbols which will be displayed in the classroom.
3. After learning about the Trail of Tears the students will, on a blank map of the U.S. trace the route taken by the Native American Tribes on the Trail of Tears.
5. The students will write a short story describing how a native American child from the past would deal living with the differences in today’s society.
Citizenship Rights &
2. The class will create a mural of a Chumash Village with paint, they will then include a Pow Wow Circle.
3. As a class we will make succatash and the students will try it. We will then take a vote by creating a graph on how many students liked it versus how many disliked it.
5. The students will be asked to write a narrative story from the perspective of a Native American Indian Chief. They will be encouraged to write about the problems they face and how they went about solving their problems.
2. The students will use higher order thinking skills to discover why the Native American community united towards a common goal.
3. The students will learn about what was considered breaking the law in the Native American community as well as what the consequences were for those crimes.
5. The students will role play a tribal council meeting with each student playing the role of a specific tribal position in the Native American community.
Decision Making & Resources
2. In a group of four the students will create and build their own Native American village.
3. The class will go on a nature walk to collect materials to create and design jewelry or a costume worn by Native Americans.
5. The class will write a story from the perspective of a Native American child. They will describe what chores they do and how they meet their needs.
2. The students will pick a topic related to Native Americans and research it on the internet. Here they will find at least three different sites.
3. The students will create a fictional Native American story using Hyperstudio on the computer. The information used in the story should be material that the students learned from previous Native American lessons.
5. The students will research animal tracks that the Native Americans hunted. Each student will participate in tracking different animal tracks through the school.