This Native American Cultures activity pack is action packed and would likely have your students exploring, reading, creating and critically thinking for two weeks or longer. A basic overview of six Native American groups is provided and most key words are hyperlinked to photos or definitions online. The resources and activities inside emphasize skill building, critical thinking, cross curricular connections, literacy and digital literacy.
The following elements are included:
Vocabulary page broken down by Native American group
Overview of the Native American page
Access Page: Students may click on buttons to take them to the group of their choice
Six Native American group readings (People of the Northwest, Southwest, Southeast, Northeast, Plains, and Arctic)
Activities and exercises that accompany each Native American group, like fill in the blanks, cause and effect, compare and contrasting, vocabulary sorting etc.
Cross curricular activities that emphasize math skills
Brochure project with rubric
Final test: 20 questions with answer key
This activity pack is great for getting students to improve their literacy and engage in creative and critical thinking. This Maya, Inca and Aztec mini unit is stand alone with not prep required from the teacher. Created on Google Slides, this pack allows students to work together in breakout rooms to brainstorm theories about the sudden Maya decline. Students will be busy enhancing their geographic skills, as well their higher order thinking as they rank the reasons for the fall of the Inca. The whole pack is interactive in present mode with several links that take students to various sites to get a real visual understanding of these great civilizations.
Pre Lesson Brainstorm Activity
The Maya Reading and Questions
Maya Inca Aztec Information Organizer
The Mystery of the Maya Breakout Rooms
The Inca Reading and Questions
Defeat of the Inca Critical Thinking Activity
The Aztec Reading and Questions
Vocabulary Matching Activity
Mapping the Empires
Compare and Contrasting Empires
Social Media Post Activity