Native American

Teaching children about the First Americans in an accurate historical context while emphasizing their continuing presence and influence within the United States is important for developing a national and individual respect for the diverse Native Americans. Their influence is necessary to understand the history of this country. Educational Objectives: This lesson provides opportunities for students to: • Learn new visual art vocabulary and use it in the course of the project • Generate multiple designs with the use of color and release techniques • Use multiple instructions to produce a hands-on project • Understanding and applying media, techniques and processes • Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others • Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines • How American Indians are represented in today’s society with their customs, traditions, and way of life • Understand that Native Americans are made up of diverse people and cultures • Identify the names of specific Native North American tribes • Learn the geographic regions of the United States that correspond to Native American cultural bands

Complete Lesson Plan Native American (PDF)