Grade 8
A Closer Look
  Plains Indian Culture
(Use with pp. 416-417.)

Explore the culture of the Plains Indians by visiting these Internet sites.

First Nations Histories
This site is a great resource for Native American history. A short description is provided for over 30 Native American nations, with links to much more detailed information and essays. A great site for student research.

NativeWeb is an extensive collection of links to important resources related to Native Americans and indigenous groups worldwide. Subject categories at this site include geographic regions, nations/peoples, organizations, historical material, and law and legal issues.

Native American Website for Children
Brought to you by teachers at the Alvarado Elementary School in Union City, California, this is an interesting, accessible, and content-rich site geared specifically for young students. The site provides a well-organized and in-depth presentation of four Native American cultures in the U.S. (Cheyenne, Navajo, Kwakiutl, and Inuit) and expresses a sense of wonder and respect in learning about Native Americans through their land, animals, music, art, and literature. The site also includes extensive teacher resources, especially curriculum links and literature tie-ins.


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