Lesson Plans and Resources

We don't know how many of these are practical, but they may give you some ideas. Feedback will help make this a stronger feature.

Not "Indians," Many Tribes: Native American Diversity
"In this unit, students will heighten their awareness of Native American diversity as they learn about three vastly different Native groups in a game-like activity using archival documents such as vintage photographs, traditional stories, photos of artifacts ..."  NOTE: this site did not load the last time we tested it.

The Smithsonian Institution Department of Anthropology Outreach Office
Provides leaflets and resources on a variety of anthropological topics, some on the web page, others by mail free of charge.

Teaching Young Children About Native Americans, by Debbie Reese.
Not as painfully correct as some such sites, and she gets her point across. This is a PDF file.

Native American Three Sisters
Corn, beans, squash - an ambitious but informative set of activities. A WebQuest site, by Abingdon Elementary School in Arlington,Virginia

Celebrating The Harvest
. "...explore the celebrations of harvest here and around the world." A WebQuest site, New Mexico State University

Mr. Donn's Pages -- Lesson Plans, Activities & Resources -- Site Index
Quite a lot of material and lesson plans oriented towards anthropology, archaeology, and classical studies.

Includes Mrs. Donn's Special Sections, with The Life & Times of Early Man, Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations (China, India, Egypt, Greece, Rome), Holidays Around the World, and K-12 Lesson Plans Across the Curriculum

The Educator's Reference Desk - Lesson Plans for Archaeology and Anthropology
AskERIC Lesson Plans

Smithsonian In Your Classroom
A little time consuming to explore, perhaps you'll find something here.

Arkansas Archeological Survey
Has an educators page.

Intrigue Of The Past: North Carolina's First Peoples
A Teacher's Activity Guide for Fourth through Eighth Grades - Univ. of North Carolina's School of Education (Chapel Hill). A whole book on what and how to teach archaeology.

A Handbook For Teaching Archaeology In Saskatchewan Schools
Has sections on the discipline in general that may be good background



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