ONLINE UNIT OF STUDY
This unit includes consolidated online resources and recommended learning activities. Units are divided into three learning levels and are designed to be used by parents and students as a guide in their homeschooling program. Printable materials and time-tracking tools are included with your purchase.
Upon completing this unit, students will demonstrate understanding of the following:
- Native American people have a long and culturally diverse history and modern-day experience in North America.
- Native Americans crossed a land bridge from Asia thousands of years ago and migrated over time to inhabit and settle several regions throughout North America.
- Many facets of culture are influenced by these regions of habitation, including food, dwellings, language, clothing, spiritual beliefs, art, alliances, and conflicts.
- From the time of European colonization, there have been ongoing efforts by Native American people to hold onto their lands and their cultures over centuries of conflict.
Through our Homeschool Solutions online learning program, we aim to offer an educational resource that can truly benefit the homeschooling community. The curriculum content is made up of reliable online resources, compiled by expert educators. These resources support the learning goals for each unit of study. Unit goals are created by considering the essential content students need to thrive as well-educated, culturally-literate adults in today’s society.
In addition to the essential, foundational knowledge presented in this unit about Native Americans, we strive to support the development of key character traits and critical thinking skills that lead to lifelong success. All learning activities in this unit about Native Americans are designed with these goals in mind. Our activities encourage and support traits such as self-awareness, empathy, and creativity. They also heavily emphasize the development of key critical thinking skills including goal setting, problem solving, forming and communicating opinions, and considering the perspectives of others.
6th Grade Student in California –
I’m in 6th grade and I learned a lot about the Native American culture and people in this lesson. I like how their culture respects the animals and the land. I was inspired to learn more about Native American jewelry and the meaning behind it, when and why it was worn, and what materials they used to make it. This was my special project. I liked the video of kids who were close to my age explaining the misconceptions of Native Americans, and how we are really more similar than different. I was able to keep track of my work with the activity submission to my parents.
Homeschool Dad –
This unit was a wonderful way to learn about Native American cultures. This was perfect for our family who loves to travel and learn while we are doing homeschool on the road.