Card Sort: How did the Native Americans adapt to living on the Great Plains?
This outstanding resource has been designed to help students understand the how Native Americans survived on the Great Plains. It can be used as a starter, plenary, revision, homework or assessment activity and is part of a series that I have uploaded on the American West. If you have access to a class set of iPads then I have also uploaded an apply version to my TES shop.

When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a single sheet, Microsoft Word document that you can easily customise if you wish. The document includes aims, instructions and seven challenges that Native Americans faced and the matching solutions that they came up. Once students have cut out the cards and correctly sorted them under the heading cards for challenges and solutions, they can extend their understanding further by sorting them into their order of importance before sticking them into their books and attempting the extended question.

The aims and objectives of this lesson are:

Theme: What was the American West?
Know: What challenges faced Native Americans on the Great Plains?
Understand: How did the Plains Indians overcome these challenges?
Analyse: How suited was the lifestyle of the Native Americans to their environment?

WILF: What Am I looking For?
Identify and describe: What challenges faced the Plains Indians?
Explain: How did Native Americans adapt to meet these challenges?
Analyse: How successfully did Native Americans adapt to suit the challenges in their environment?

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Created: Sep 12, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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