Lesson Plans

Negotiating Nations

Students will analyze primary source documents in order to describe the rights and limitations of Native American tribal sovereignty. Students will summarize information from an official government Web site.
Grades: 7th, 8th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
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The Nature of Negotiation

Students will make distinctions among animal classes and families and predict needs based on these traits. Students will improve negotiation and cooperation skills.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Science
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Let’s Talk Turkey

Students will identify nonfiction text features in a variety of materials. Students will use nonfiction text features in their own nonfiction writing piece.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Language Arts, Science
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Turtles are Terrific!

Students will define the term ?clan? and explain why some American Indians identify themselves as part of a family or clan. Students will identify and sequence the life cycle of a turtle.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Science, Art
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What Price for the Horse?

Students will identify factors that influence economic activities and trade. The students will identify the three levels of economic activity.
Grades: 7th, 8th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
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Because of the Horse

Students will describe the impact the horse had on Native American culture and lifestyles. Students will apply the concept of change to another important invention in a specific society.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subject: Social Studies
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A Horse’s Journey

Students will demonstrate an understanding of journal writing. Students will examine and identify the characteristics of the horse and the buffalo to determine their importance to Native Americans. Students will demonstrate an understanding of Native American culture through journal writing.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
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Presenting the Amazing Horse

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the horse to Native Americans. Students will identify ways the horse helped Native Americans.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
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Perspective Points

Students will sequence key events to understand the cultures of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag. Students will research the two groups, create timelines, and deliver class presentations.
Grades: 7th, 8th
Subject: Social Studies
Coin Type: Dollar

Making Treaties

Students will explore the concept of treaties and will use negotiations to resolve a conflict.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar