Holland Central School District


  

Kindergarten

Native Americans

Core Content Objectives 

Recall that Native Americans were the first-known inhabitants of North America
Explain that there are many tribes of Native Americans
Explain that although there are many diverse tribes of Native Americans, they all needed food, clothing, and shelter to survive
Explain the importance of the buffalo to the Lakota Sioux
Describe the nomadic lifestyle of the Lakota Sioux
Describe the food, clothing, and shelter of the Lakota Sioux, the Wampanoag, and the Lenape
Describe the environment in which the Lakota Sioux, the Wampanoag, and the Lenape livedDescribe aspects of the Lakota Sioux, Wampanoag, and Lenape culture
Identify the Wampanoag and Lenape as tribes that settled in a particular area rather than ones that moved from place to placeExplain that Native Americans still live in the United States today
Explain how some Native Americans today keep alive some of the treadions and practices of their ancestors
 
 
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NYS Common Core Standards for ELA

 
 
Why Native Americans are Important 

 The Native Americans domain introduces students to the broad concept that indigenous people lived on the continents of North and South America long before European explorers visited and settled in this area.  Students will learn that there were many, many different tribes of Native americans, and that each tribe had its own way of eating, dressing, and living, depending on where they lived.  Students will learn about three tribes in particular: the Lakota Sioux of the Great Plains region, and the Wampanoag and the Lenape, both of the Eastern Woodlands region.  They will begin to understand how different geographical regions influenced different lifestyles.  Students will learn that each Native American group has its own distinctive culture.  The last read-aloud focuses on Native Americans today.

 
 
   
 
 
Core Vocabulary for Native Americans

Lesson 1

borrow

coast

deserts

roamed

shelter

tribes
 

Lesson 2

agile

galloping

sacred

warriors 

 

 

Lesson 3

chief

mischief

parfleche

 travois

 

 

Lesson 4

finally

horizon

hunting party

succulent

 

 

Lesson 5

bay

feast

rockweed

wading 

 

 

Lesson 6

burrows

harvested 

trekked

wigwam 

 

 

Lesson 7

canoes

moccasins

tipis

totem poles

Lesson 8

harmony

powwows

traditions