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    Native American Crafts, Activities and Games for Kids

    If you are looking for Native American crafts, activities, and games for children, you hit the jackpot! Being that Native Americans have such an amazing culture, it is one of my favorite units to teach.  I’ve collected ideas I found not only useful, but engaging for kids of all ages. I hope you find something exciting to use with your child or class during a Native American study.  Scroll down for all my favorite Native American tunes, games, activities, crafts…

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    Civil War Timeline

    Are you teaching the Civil War? This Civil War timeline is in chronological order that summarizes 33 events that will help you organize your lessons!     Events Leading Up to…

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    Examples of Going West Journals

    Not only are the covers of these journals creative, but my students’ writing blew me away!  They really jumped into the 1840’s and wrote with incredible feelings.  I actually found myself…

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    Native American Unit

    This Native American Unit is one of my favorite units! It motivates students to want to learn about the history of Native Americans of North America (Eastern Woodlands, Great Plains, Southwest,…

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    Native American Dream Catchers

    Oki Ni-Kso-Ko-Wa (Hello my relatives)!  What better way to teach Native American culture than to make a dream catcher!  Whenever I want to motivate my fourth graders for a writing assignment,…

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    Archaeology Dig- Fun!!!

    Before I tell you about this motivating project, I have to tell you about the amazing woman who planned this activity for our fourth graders.  Yes, our one and only Erin…