The online activities included on this site are an entertaining way to encourage younger students to explore Native American heritage. Ranging from interactive exhibits, to games, to tutorials on Native American language, there is plenty here!
This infographic by PTA is a great quick-and-easy overview to Native American Heritage Month. This resource is useful as a classroom poster, but also as a printable for small and whole group discussions. Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
Look no further! This pdf by Linda McCullough contains essential facts (dates, people, customs, etc.) and an absolutely wonderful and extensive list of activities for teaching Native American history. Definitely worth bookmarking and/or printing, there are enough activity suggestions here to infuse Native American history throughout the school year.
TeachingHistory.org has created an awesome resource for teachers and students in this webpage. Including learning and teaching resources, there are also online quizzes that can be completed independently by students or in small or whole group. My favorite part, however, is the Spotlight on Intersectionality discussion question which is thought-provoking and encourages cultural dialogue.
This article by Christina Rose on the Indian Country Today Media Network is excellent for teachers to use to gain perspective and balance while planning their Native American Heritage Month lessons. Additionally, the links she provides for lesson plans and curricula is a useful bonus.
The lesson plans for Native American Heritage Month provided on the ReadWriteThink website are great! Organized by grade, each detailed and standards-aligned plan includes a discussion of how to move the lesson focus from pedagogical theory to classroom practice, as well as related resources.
This brief article by EducationWorld is full of amazing suggestions for Native American heritage activities for all grade levels. A brief description along with recommended grade levels is presented with each activity and clicking on the activity link takes you to everything you need to complete the activity (lesson plan, assessments, etc.). The best part, however, is that each activity is standards-aligned!
Although I don't generally recommend sites, the resources provided here are discrete, yet informative which makes it a great starting place. The article explaining the origins of Native American Heritage Month is well-written and suitable for most grade levels. The additional links (such as, to a playlist of Native American flute music) can be used to make an entertaining multimedia learning experience.