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Native Americans: Lifestyles Discuss this eTheme.

These sites focus on Native American lifestyles and how they lived in early days. Learn about values, norms, cultures, traditions, and customs of Native American Indians and how those things affected their lifestyles. Includes pictures, games, lesson plans, and worksheets. There are links to eThemes resources on Native American Culture, Pocahontas, the Wampanoag Indians, and Native American Mound Builders.

Grades

  • 2,
  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6

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This two-page PDF file gives an overview of values and behaviors of American Indians in general. NOTE: The reading level may be more appropriate for older students.
Learn about cultures, traditions, and the value system of different tribes of native Americans in the U.S. from society and culture sections.
Click on a link for a tribe to learn about the daily life of American Indians in the old time. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This page has resources such as worksheets and activities sheets for teachers to use in classrooms. To learn about native American lifestyles and their values, click on links of Lifestyle sourcework, Rituals and customs, Family life, Children, Marriage & divorce, Native American Camp, and Attitudes. NOTE: This site has a link which leads to forums.
This site is created by 5th and 6th graders to give information about native Americans. Information and pictures about habitat, homes, food, customs, and tools are included.
This article has many activities for teachers to use in any classroom. NOTE: The site contains ads.
Students can browse this index of "Selected American Indian Tribes." NOTE: The site includes ads.
This interactive site explores the relationship between the Jamestown colony and the Native Americans of the region. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site has information on the Indians living in the area settled by the Pilgrims.
This curriculum guide contains lesson plans and supplemental information about Native American history and culture. There is important background information for teachers. NOTE: Reading level is for older students.
Learn more about the cultures of various Native American tribes. Some sites emphasize that these are "live" cultures because there are more than a million American Indians living today. Watch videos of a powwow, read biographies of famous Native Americans, and view paintings and photographs. Includes population statistics on the largest tribes and information about the controversy over the use of Native Americans as school mascots.
These sites are about ancient mounds built by a group of Native Americans referred to as Mound Builders. The tribes include the Mississippi, Hopewell, and Adena. View photographs of these mounds and find out how and why they were built.
These sites are about the Wampanoag Indians and Squanto. Squanto helped the Pilgrims and may have been present at the first Thanksgiving. There are maps, lesson plans, and a play. Included is an eThemes resource on Thanksgiving.
These sites are about a Native American princess named Pocahontas. Learn about her father, Powhatan, who was chief of the Algonquin tribe, her husband, John Rolfe, and a friend, Captain John Smith. Includes several biographies and portraits of Pocahontas. There is also a classroom unit on Pocahontas, Jamestown, and the Algonquin tribe.

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