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Explore Native American Cultures!: With 25 Great Projects (Explore Your World)

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Explore Native American Cultures! with 25 Great Projects introduces readers to seven main Native American cultural regions, from the northeast woodlands to the Northwest tribes. It encourages readers to investigate the daily activities—including the rituals, beliefs, and longstanding traditions—of Americas First People. Where did they live? How did they learn to survive and build thriving communities? This book also investigates the negative impact European explorers and settlers had on Native Americans, giving readers a glimpse into the complicated history of Native Americans.

Readers will enjoy the fascinating stories about Americas First People as leaders, inventors, diplomats, and artists. To enrich the historical information, hands-on activities bring to life each regions traditions, including region-specific festivals, technology, and art. Readers can learn Native American sign language and create a salt dough map of the Native American regions. Each project is outlined with clear step-by-step instructions and diagrams, and requires minimal adult supervision. Explore Native American Cultures! meets common core state standards in language arts for reading informational text and literary nonfiction. Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.

Synopsis:

Packed with fascinating stories about the America's first peoples, this childrens activity book uses humor and hands-on projects to outline Native Americans ways of life, beliefs, festivals, technology, and arts and crafts. The projects and games, which encourage children to investigate the culture of Native Americans and how they learned to survive, built thriving communities, and interacted with European explorers and settlers, are outlined with clear step-by-step instructions and diagrams, and require minimal adult supervision. Designed to stimulate the imagination, the activities include learning Native American sign language, creating a salt dough map of the Native American regions, building a longhouse dwelling, making a birchbark canoe, turning marshmallows into decorative totem poles, and playing Inuit tug-o-war. A Madlibs-inspired section provides hilarious fun and fosters vocabulary learning.

About the Author

Anita Yasuda is a qualified Montessori and early childhood education teacher and the author of more than 20 books, including the Being Green series, Explore the Solar System!, Explore Water!, Greetings from Buffalo, and Hello Kitty: Cute, Creative and Collectible. She lives in Huntington Beach, California.

Jennifer K. Keller is an illustrator with an MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She lives in San Jose, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781619301603
Author:
Yasuda, Anita
Publisher:
Nomad Press (VT)
Author:
Keller, Jennifer K.
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Explore Your World series
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 4
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in
Age Level:
from 7 up to 9

Related Subjects

Children's » Native American » General
Children's » Nonfiction » Native America
Children's » Nonfiction » World Cultures
Children's » People and Cultures
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General

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Packed with fascinating stories about the America's first peoples, this childrens activity book uses humor and hands-on projects to outline Native Americans ways of life, beliefs, festivals, technology, and arts and crafts. The projects and games, which encourage children to investigate the culture of Native Americans and how they learned to survive, built thriving communities, and interacted with European explorers and settlers, are outlined with clear step-by-step instructions and diagrams, and require minimal adult supervision. Designed to stimulate the imagination, the activities include learning Native American sign language, creating a salt dough map of the Native American regions, building a longhouse dwelling, making a birchbark canoe, turning marshmallows into decorative totem poles, and playing Inuit tug-o-war. A Madlibs-inspired section provides hilarious fun and fosters vocabulary learning.

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