Related topics: Thanksgiving, Year 3-7 Colonisation of North America 8-9

Background

Native Americans Came to America in One Single Migratory Wave

Native Americans Came to America in One Single Migratory Wavehttp://time.com/3964634/native-american-origin-theory/They came later than we originally thought—and in one single migratory wave.

 

Colonization in the New World

Colonization in the New Worldhttp://www.teachingushistory.org/lessons/col_his_bg_notes.htmlAn informative text for the teacher about the British colonisation of the East Coast.

 

Native American Homes: Wigwams, Longhouses, Tepees, Lodges, and other American Indian houses

Native American Homes: Wigwams, Longhouses, Tepees, Lodges, and other American Indian houseshttp://www.native-languages.org/houses.htmThere is a common misunderstanding that all “Indians” lived in Teepees. This article shows various types of housing that different tribes used.

 

Blue Corn Comics -- The Basic Indian Stereotypes

Blue Corn Comics — The Basic Indian Stereotypeshttp://www.bluecorncomics.com/stbasics.htmFor the teacher who wants to go deeper, much deeper

 

Warm-up

2014 Native American Tribal Nation Map - American Indian College Fund

2014 Native American Tribal Nation Map – American Indian College Fundhttps://community.collegefund.org/2014-native-american-tribal-nation-mapA map of the natives’ tribes before the White Man came. Very eye-opening to zoom into some parts and look closely. There may have been as many as 8 million Native People at this time

 

Rhythm of the Heart - Native American - Buffalo - Plains - Sioux - YouTube

Rhythm of the Heart – Native American – Buffalo – Plains – Sioux – YouTube (5:35) https://youtu.be/vnP-__wW0XcSong title is “Rhythm of the Heart” composed by “Ah Nee Mah.” Use your prior knowledge and this wordless film to write sentences about the life of the Native People before the White Man arrived

 

The Ten Commandments of the Native American Indians - YouTube

The Ten Commandments of the Native American Indians – YouTube (2:57) https://youtu.be/uoZOt9CROcAThought-provoking phrases accompanied by music (Year 8-9)

 

Music

Native American - Music- (Rain dance) - YouTube

Native American – Music- (Rain dance) – YouTube  (8:11) https://youtu.be/0WNLLNxURt4Use this or any other song on the album to silence the class and start a lesson

 

Indian Reservation - YouTube

Indian Reservation – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/kbWQ6LKQfuw?list=PL31C5C02DDE72DD63Indian Reservation Sims 2 Music Video

 

Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills Lyrics (HD) - YouTube

Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills Lyrics (HD) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/z5QBgqmwuaU“Run to the Hills” by Iron Maiden from “The Number of the Beast” (1982).

Vocabulary

Quizlet facts and vocabulary game Flashcards and other ways to study and test vocabulary (Year 7)
Native American Vocabulary.pdf A one-page list of well-known Native American words on .pdf adapted from English words of Native American origin

Lesson Plans

Protests Over North Dakota Pipeline WebEnglish.se Lesson Plan: reading and writing about the current issue, September 2016 (Year 9+)

America's native prisoners of war - Aaron Huey | TED-Ed

America’s native prisoners of war – Aaron Huey | TED-Ed (15:27) http://ed.ted.com/lessons/america-s-native-prisoners-of-war-aaron-huey#watch Aaron Huey’s effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people — appalling, and largely ignored — compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his haunting photos intertwine with a shocking history lesson in this bold, courageous talk. (Filmed at TEDxDU.) (Year 9)

 

Pocahontas

Little Fox

Little Foxhttps://www.littlefox.com/en/readers/contents_list/DP000386Select Pocahontas and watch it in Page by Page mode to see the text. Script and quiz available (yr 7)

Pocahontas Video - Jamestown Colony - HISTORY.com

Pocahontas Video – Jamestown Colony – HISTORY.com (3 min)http://www.history.com/topics/jamestown/videos/pocahontas?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=falseLearn the epic story of the famous Native American king’s daughter. A rap-style song

 

Pocahontas - The True Story of a Native American Princess - YouTube

Pocahontas – The True Story of a Native American Princess – YouTube (21:10) https://youtu.be/yKA2akcFuDkFollow Pocahontas, the Native American Princess, as she travels to spread her message of peace and unity No video, just listen and read. Clear speech and subtitles (Year 7-9)

 

BBC - Primary History - Famous People - Pocahontas

BBC – Primary History – Famous People – Pocahontashttp://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/pocahontas/Texts about Pocahontas and Native American life in relatively simple language (Yr 7)

 

Who Was Pocahontas? | LearnZillionhttps://learnzillion.com/resources/75557-who-was-pocahontasA close-reading plan on a text of Pocahontas (Yr 7-8)

 

Powhatan Tribes Pocahontas and John Smith Native American - YouTube

A documentary of the settlers’ arrival, meeting with the Powhatans and the true fate of Pocahontas (Yr 8-9)

 

Reading

Native American History for Kids - Fun Facts to Learn

Native American History for Kids – Fun Facts to Learnhttp://www.historyforkids.net/native-americans.htmlNative American History Native Americans lived in the United States for a very long time before Christopher Columbus discovered America. A page with various topics to read about the Native Americans (Yr 7)

 

American Indian Tribes | U.S. Civics and History | Citizenship Test

American Indian Tribes | U.S. Civics and History | Citizenship Testhttp://www.elcivics.com/american-indian-tribes.htmlA short presentation of some clean facts from an American point of view. Quiz questions below (Year 7-8)

 

American West - White Man's Opinion of the Plains Indians | HistoryOnTheNet

American West – White Man’s Opinion of the Plains Indians | HistoryOnTheNethttp://www.historyonthenet.com/american_west/white_opinion_indians.htmShort paragraphs stating the facts. Suits best to be copied and read together. Activities available on the right side navigation bar: American West Worksheets. Use the top 3-5 only (Yr 8-9)

 

Listening

The Sioux Indians - YouTube

The Sioux Indians – YouTube (6:04) https://youtu.be/5xl5jcJ3qGkHave the students write notes after listening; What did they learn about the Sioux, the Tipiis, the Buffalo, Marriage, the Whites, Hopes for the Future (Year 7-8)

 

Reading Comprehension For ESL Students: "Native Americans Fight for Their Lands" from VOA

Reading Comprehension For ESL Students: “Native Americans Fight for Their Lands” from VOA (15:13)http://readingworkbook.blogspot.se/2013/03/native-americans-fight-for-their-lands.html THE MAKING OF A NATION – a program in Special English by the Voice of America. (Yr 8-9)

 

esl audio files: "Early Native Americans" from Voice of America

esl audio files: “Early Native Americans” from Voice of America (13:50) http://eslaudio.blogspot.se/2012/11/this-is-rich-kleinfeldt.htmlAnother VOA radio Reading/Listening text, concentrating on the Plain “Indians”, e.g. the Sioux (Yr 8-9)

 

Viewing

Dances With Wolves (1990) - Kevin Costner Western Movie HD - YouTube

Dances With Wolves (1990) – Kevin Costner Western Movie HD – YouTube  (2:33) https://youtu.be/uc8NMbrW7mIA trailer of the film from 1990 with Kevin Costner (Year 7-9)

 

Hidden America: Children of the Plains - YouTube

Hidden America: Children of the Plains – YouTube (6:28) https://youtu.be/IJapHc7B8XsRobert lives in a crumbling trailer but has Oval Office dreams (Yr 7-8)

 

The dark history of Native Americans - YouTube

The dark history of Native Americans – YouTube (2:53)https://youtu.be/pSGZvrKFhXEDuring the “removal era,” thousands of Native Americans were forced off their land, and many were killed. No subtitles (yr 8-9)

Rewrite: The Protests At Standing Rock | The Last Word | MSNBC - YouTube

Rewrite: The Protests At Standing Rock | The Last Word | MSNBC – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/PwsCuG1kSRkIn the Rewrite, Lawrence explains why a protest by Native Americans in North Dakota reminds us of the history American always tries to forget. Also in Lesson Plan, see belowProtests Over North Dakota Pipeline (Year 8-9)

 

Native American Cultures (1491-1607) - (APUSH Period 1 / APUSH Chapter 1) - YouTube

Native American Cultures (1491-1607) – (APUSH Period 1 / APUSH Chapter 1) – YouTube (14:49)https://youtu.be/zG_Q50JDeLoThis video lesson summarizes the key characteristics of the cultures of the major Native American people groups in North America at the time of European contact (Yr 8-9)

 

History of Native American Indians, Documentary - Pt. 1/4 - YouTube

History of Native American Indians, Documentary – Pt. 1/4 – YouTube (9:58) https://youtu.be/8YR2FgxalCUFirst episode of a four-part series on the history of Native American Indians. (Yr 8-9)

 

"We Are Still Here" --- A Documentary on Today's Young Native Americans - YouTube

“We Are Still Here” — A Documentary on Today’s Young Native Americans – YouTube (8min) https://youtu.be/HnPKzZzSClMWhat is today’s young Native American’s life like? What are the challenges they are facing? How the historical traumas influenced their life? (Yr 8-9)

 

The Activist (2014) - IMDb

The Activist (2014) – IMDbhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt2631072/?ref_=ttpl_pl_ttDirected by Cyril Morin. With Chadwick Brown, Tonantzin Carmelo, Michael Spears, Ron Roggé. A political thriller during the Wounded Knee insurrection in 1973. Film suggestion for yr 8-9

 

How Hollywood stereotyped the Native Americans - YouTube

How Hollywood stereotyped the Native Americans – YouTube  (5:22)https://youtu.be/_hJFi7SRH7QImages Of American Indians If time allows, this is an interesting angle, too (Yr 8-9)

 

What if America Was Never Colonized? - YouTube

What if America Was Never Colonized? – YouTube (3:51)https://youtu.be/9NybRWNoYowWhat if Europeans never colonized America? America as in North and South America. What if the Plague never wiped out the native population? (Yr 8-9)

 

(1) We Shall Remain - After the Mayflower - YouTube

(1) We Shall Remain – After the Mayflower – YouTube (approx. 6 hrs) https://youtu.be/DYAdf-oGc8c?list=PLwFlNjHmjEOOksPA6wc9a486g8sijqnPQ
A documentary in five parts from the Natives’ point of view. (Yr 9)

 

Speaking

Seinfeld — Native American (Full Scene) - YouTube

Seinfeld — Native American (Full Scene) – YouTube (4:50) https://youtu.be/cpGfyp6MxkMJerry has some trouble dating a Native American. From Seinfeld (Season 5, Episode 10). (Yr 8-9)

 

Final Words

Blue Corn Comics -- The Essential Facts About Indians Today

Blue Corn Comics — The Essential Facts About Indians Todayhttp://www.bluecorncomics.com/essntial.htmIn the University of Chicago Magazine, February 2000, anthropologist and activist Terry Straus lists the things every US citizen should know about Native Americans today:

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