Native American Cultures

2014, deb o'brien, native americans

This lesson shows the diversity of Native American cultures on North America. Students understand the role of the environment in the development of diverse Indian cultures. Students develop a basic understanding of Native American ways of life to evaluate the differences between Native American cultures and the culture of US settlers moving west and the resulting conflict between the two.

Oral Presentation

2013, immigrants, jeff friesen, native americans

Students will choose an individual from American history and do an oral report on that person. The individual can be from any area or field and needs to have been a relevant person between 1865 – 1900. Students will dress as if they were the person they researched and present the report in first person. Part of their grade will be based on asking questions after hearing the presentations of other students. 


Andrew Jackson and Indian Removal

8th grade, andrew jackson, cherokee, jody lubbers, native americans, trail of tears

Jody's lesson is designed to give students an overview of Andrew Jackson and of the causes, events, and effects of the removal of the Cherokee people of the southeastern United States.  Students will use primary source documents to achieve an understanding of the problems that the Cherokee faced.


2011 Summer Session

indians, matthew booker, native americans, primary sources, reading, stephen aron, tim bailey, west