Native American Heritage Month

November 2021

"When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us. "

—Arapaho proverb

Library of Congress Resources

Check out all these resources put together by the Library of Congress. "Put the power of primary sources to work in the classroom. Browse ready-to-use lesson plans, student activities, collection guides, and research aids." -LOC website

Teacher's Guide to American Indian History

National Endowment for the Humanities guide for educators can be found here.
Teacher PD Training from National Archives (virtual)

Native Communities and the Vote: Teaching about American Indian Voting Rights through Documents Facebook Twitter National Archives Museum Online Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT

PBS Learning Media Collection for Native American Heritage Month

This collection includes videos, images, and other media for classroom instruction. Click the link to see the collection.

American Experience "The First Americans"

To build your content knowledge, this series from American Experience and PBS put together a collection of stories from We Shall Remain from the 2009 series. Always preview all material before using it in your classroom.

Resources for Teaching About Thanksgiving

A Story of Survival: The Wampanoag and the English

A Thanksgiving Lesson Plan Booklet from a Native American Perspective for Elementary Students. (K-4) But some great resources for all age groups!

Plimoth Celebrating 400 Years 1620-2020

(Yes, that is spelled correctly!)

The Year We Had Two Thanksgivings!!!

Read about FDR's role in the modern date of Thanksgiving!

Honor Native American Heritage Month (PBS Style)

Students will participate in an escape-room-style gallery walk. Divide your students into groups and work through activities in different virtual “rooms,” each focused on a figure from history.

A Texas First Thanksgiving in 1598????

Read about what some Texans claim is the first Thanksgiving!