Saturday, November 2, 2013

November is American Native Heritage Month so let's celebrate their heritage and culture. Having spent 10 years in Alaska I was able to learn so much about the Alaska natives and even visit a Totem Pole village. I was fascinated with their myths and legends and how much they understood about taking care of the land and the animals. Did you know that scientists believe that the first Americans traveled from Asia through the Bering Sea to Alaska before moving east and south more than 10,000 years ago? I put together a Celebrating Native American Month Thematic Unit which you can check out by clicking on the image below. When you download the Preview file you will see sample pages of all the reading texts and many of the writing and other activities in this packet.
It includes 3 differentiated reading texts for ESL Students and Struggling Readers as well as 2nd and 3rd grade level texts about the "First Americans." Here is a sample of the text for ESL and Struggling Readers:

Of course I have put together some wonderful websites where you will find lots of free resources, lessons, crafts, and activities. One of the best websites I found you can access by clicking on the image below. You will find everything about Native American tribes, History, Clothing, Legends, Myths and so much more.
If you are looking for information and free lesson plans about Totem Poles just click on the image below. Did you know that it can take up to 9 months to carve a totem pole?
How about some Totem Pole crafts?  Just click on the image below. You can find lots of other Native crafts to make by clicking HERE
Education World has some wonderful free activities, lessons, and resources about the Native American and Alaska Native culture and heritage for grades K-12. There are so many activities to choose from.You can access all of them by clicking on the image below.

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  1. Thank you so much this is an amazing resource :0)

  2. What a wonderful resource! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. You always link up the best freebies at Classroom Freebies!
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  4. Most EXCELLENT FREEBIES!!! Many thanks. We are currently covering an American Indian Unit as well. You may want to check out our vintage American activities, printables & freebies: