Indian Education Lesson Plans


The following are free, ready-to-use lesson plans for all teachers of Indian Education.  Click the top column headers to sort the lessons.
 
Lesson Name Description Grade Level Source Format
A Life in Beads: The Stories a Plains Dress Can Tell Lesson on importance of preserving Native culture and how families share and pass down traditions by traditional dress 3-6 National Museum of the American Indian PDF
American Indian Perspectives on Thanksgiving Teacher guide explaining American Indian perspectives on Thanksgiving and how the events occur in American history 4-8 National Museum of the American Indian PDF
American Indian Code-Talkers of WWI and WWII Code Talkers’ wartime experiences, as well as their pre- and post-war lives 6-12 National Museum of the American Indian HTML
Native American Heritage: Choctaw Code Talkers Lessons on the Choctaw Code Talkers 6-12 The Oklahoman PDF
Native American Heritage: Comanche Heritage Lessons on the Comanche heritage 3-12 The Oklahoman PDF
Native American Language and Culture Workbooks and lessons on the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Sac & Fox, Muscogee languages 3-12 The Oklahoman PDF
Native American Heritage: Traditions in Transition Learn how the Cherokee and Chickasaw tribes made the transition from the southeast to the central plains. 8-12 The Oklahoman PDF
Native American Heritage: Contemporary Arts Explore Native American culture through the vibrant and symbolic visual arts. 8-12 The Oklahoman PDF
Native American Heritage: Traditional Arts Explore Native American culture through the vibrant and symbolic visual arts. 8-12 The Oklahoman PDF
Cherokee Heritage Explore the unique heritage of the Cherokee Nation. 8-12 The Oklahoman PDF
Native American Heritage: Oklahoma Indian Country Guide An Overview of Oklahoma's 39 Tribal Nations 8-12 The Oklahoman PDF
Native American Heritage: Native Sports Explore the Native American connections to many of today’s popular sports. 6-12 The Oklahoman PDF
Native American Heritage: Food Ways Help your students grow their knowledge about the roles of Native foods in Oklahoma’s history and heritage. 8-12 The Oklahoman PDF
Native American Heritage: Mound builders Build up your students’ knowledge about Oklahoma’s ancient moundbuilder cultures. 8-12 The Oklahoman PDF
Native American Heritage: Native Views The land run evokes the preserved culture and contributions of Native Americans. 8-12 The Oklahoman PDF
Native American Heritage: The Guardian Tribal flags have an abundance of stories to tell about Native American heritage. 8-12 The Oklahoman PDF
Cherokee Nation and Government Point of Views Regarding Removal lesson plans and documents; teach US History 8-12 National Park Service HTML
Teaching with Documents Maps of the Indian Territory, the Dawes Act, and Will Roger’s Enrollment Case File; documents, Standards (not Oklahoma), teaching activities; modify to 3rd grade level; 8-12 National Archives HTML
The Cherokee Removal Examines the issue of Cherokee removal from the perspectives of Andrew Jackson, members of Congress, and members of the Cherokee nation. 6-12 Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project - NIU HTML
The Journal of Jesse Smoke: A Cherokee Boy A Cherokee Boy; lesson guide, grades 6-8, Dear America & Scholastic; 6-8 Scholastic Book
Spiro Mounds YouTube video and history 8-12 Discover Oklahoma Video
Cherokee Alphabet, The Learn about the story of Sequoyah, a Cherokee man who developed an alphabet 5-12 OETA Learning Media Video
Choctaw Dances Illustrates some of the traditional activities of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians 5-12 OETA Learning Media Video
Living With the Land Some Native American tribes moved from region to region with the seasons 5-12 OETA Learning Media HTML
First Encounter Examines the Chickasaws’ first encounter with Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto and his conquistadors in 1540. 1-12 Chickasaw Nation PDF
Piominko, Payamataha and Tishominko Examines three pre-removal Chickasaw leaders who tirelessly fought for their Chickasaw people, traditions and culture during a time of great change and uncertainty. 1-12 Chickasaw Nation PDF
Chickasaw Removal Examines the events that led up to the Chickasaws’ removal from their ancestral homelands 1-12 Chickasaw Nation PDF
Indian Territory Government Examines the Chickasaws’ current government structure and how it came to be. 1-12 Chickasaw Nation PDF
The Chickasaw Captiol Examines the Chickasaw Capitol and addresses the history and significance it has to Chickasaws. 1-12 Chickasaw Nation PDF
Through Our Own Eyes: A Chickasaw Perspective on Removal Uncovers the history of Chickasaw removal from traditional homelands. 6-12 Chickasaw Nation PDF
Early Chickasaw Education Examines early Chickasaw education during a time of uncertainty and change in their traditional homelands. 6-12 Chickasaw Nation PDF
Protecting What is Sacred Examines the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and Chickasaw sovereignty. 6-12 Chickasaw Nation PDF
A Brief History of the Natchez Trace in Chickasaw Country This curriculum examines how the Natchez Trace was used by prehistoric Native Americans, Chickasaws, Europeans and later Americans. 6-12 Chickasaw Nation PDF

 

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Last updated on November 19, 2014