Last updated: June 21, 2018
- Grade Level:
- Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
- Social Studies
- Lesson Duration:
- 30 Minutes
- Thinking Skills:
- Understanding: Understand the main idea of material heard, viewed, or read. Interpret or summarize the ideas in own words.
Who were the "Five Civilized Tribes"?
Why were they different from other tribes in the United States?
The student will describe how early Native American cultures developed in North America.
a.Locate where the Native American tribes settled with emphasis on Arctic, Northwest, Plateau, Southwest, Plains, and Southeast.
Locates facts that answer the reader’s questions.
Identifies and uses knowledge of common graphic features (e.g., charts, maps,
Summarizes main ideas and supporting details.
Makes perceptive and well-developed connections.
A map of the
This lesson will acquaint students with the various Southeastern tribes and help them realize how important rivers were to Native American Civilization.
Wall map of the
Handout maps of the Southeast
Bulletin board (not required)
Understanding the five tribes that lived in the Southeast United States.
Show students a wall map of the
- Divide students into five cooperating learning groups.
- Assign each group one of the five tribes to research and give them a blank map of the Southeast.
- Conduct research to fill a fact sheet about each Native tribe
- On maps of the Southeast, color in the area where their tribe lived in early times
- Make a list of the rivers that flow through their area
- Share facts
- Have each group make an oral presentation about their tribe