Native Americans
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Native Americans: Discover the History and Cultures of the First Americans with 15 Projects

By Kim Kavin  
Illustrated by Beth Hetland

Explore how the first Americans, faced with varying climates in a vast land hundreds and thousands of years ago, developed everything we take for granted today: food supplies, Read More

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Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Maps | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8 x 10 size | black and white interior | 128 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Content Focus: U.S. History

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Marla Conn, Educational Consultant
"Native Americans covers the culture, history, and traditions of many Native American tribes through different content areas, including language arts, math, science, social studies, and the arts. The book is aligned to common core state standards and does a good job relating past events with the present using vocabulary that is appropriate for the subject area and grade level."

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Explore how the first Americans, faced with varying climates in a vast land hundreds and thousands of years ago, developed everything we take for granted today: food supplies, shelter, clothing, religion, games, jewelry, transportation, communication, and more.

Native Americans: Discover the History and Cultures of the First Americans uses hands-on activities to illuminate how the Native Americans survived and thrived by creating tools, culture, and a society based on their immediate environment. Entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars bring the topic to life, while Words to Know highlighted and defined within the text reinforce new vocabulary. Projects include building an archaic toolkit, creating Algonquin art, experimenting with irrigation systems, inventing hieroglyphics, making a "quinzy," and playing the Inuit game of nugluktaq. In addition to a glossary and an index, an extensive appendix of sites and museums all over the country offers ideas where families can learn more about the various Native American cultures.

Kids ages 9-12 will gain an appreciation for the diversity of people and culture native to America, and learn to problem solve in a way that respects the environment.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction
Native People

Chapter  1
The First Americans

Chapter  2
The Archaic and Formative Periods

Chapter 3
The Northeast Woodlands and Great Lakes Tribes

Chapter  4
The Southeast Tribes

Chapter  5
The Great Plains Tribes

Chapter  6
The Southwest and Mesoamerican Tribes

Chapter  7
The Pacific Northwest Tribes

Chapter  8
The Arctic Tribes

Chapter 9
New Immigrants, Manifest Destiny, and the Trail of Tears

Glossary
Resources
Index