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  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

    Three Affiliated Tribes History:  Post 1845 (Education and Spirituality)

    Replica Sweat Lodge at Knife River Indian Villages

    This lesson focusses on the resilience of the Hidatsa, Mandan and Arikara and the progress they are making toward reestablishing their cultural identity through education and traditional spiritual beliefs. 

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Subjects:
    History, Language Arts, Reading, Writing
  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

    Unit Two Subsistence: Nutrition and Health

    Word cloud with key words from Unit 2  Made in Taxedo.com

    Changes in nutritional habits play an important role in overall health and well being.  As dietary habits of the Three Affiliated Tribes (TAT) changed from their traditional high vegetable/ high protein diets to those more inclined to high carbohydrates/ high fat, diabetes incidence rose to the rates observed today with at least 89% of TAT members expected to have some form of diabetes by age 55.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Subjects:
    Health, History, Language Arts, Nutrition, Reading, Social Studies, Writing
  • A ranger on tour with kids - Hopewell Culture's curriculum guide

    Download the complete Teacher's Curriculum Guide here.  This option contains all the sections that are bound together in the hard copy.  Developed by Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, this curriculum was intended for grades 3 - 5.  However, we encourage teachers and students of all ages to utilize the contents of this guide to help broaden their knowledge of the prehistoric Hopewellian people.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, History
  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

    Arts, Crafts, Clothing and Appearance:  Flint, Pottery, Painting

    Pencil sketch of flint knapping, pottery, bone paint brush

    Hidatsas and Mandans made tools, housewares, clothing, toys, and musical instruments from things that were available nearby or sometimes farther off if the material was important in the production of the item.  In this lesson, students will tell a story by designing a buffalo robe like people did during Knife River Village days and they will discuss and portray how people might describe the life-ways of today one hundred years from the present using their media of choice.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Language Arts, Reading, Writing
  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

    Subsistence:  Women’s Influence

    A hoe made from a bison scapula; a digging stick; a rake made out of a deer antler

    Students will learn how women shaped the lives and livelihoods of the tribes living at Knife River Indian Villages through agricultural practices and trade by reading and discussion, graphic organization utilizing the KWL (Know/Want to Know/Learned) model and through experiential learning. 

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Subjects:
    History, Language Arts, Reading, Writing
    Keywords:
    trade, Economy, agriculture, bison, cache pit, food storage, food preparation, clay pots
  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

    Unit Two Subsistence:  Men’s Contributions

    Pronghorn Antelope and Bison

    Students will learn how men contributed to the dietary needs of the people living at Knife River Indian Villages through hunting, trapping, fishing and foraging through reading and discussion, graphic organization utilizing the KWL (Know/Want to Know/Learned model and through dramatization in song or skit writing. 

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Subjects:
    History, Language Arts, Reading, Writing
  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface
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