Grade Level: Third Grade | Content Area: Social Studies | Duration of Unit: 3 weeks
Students will learn about the ways of life of Indigenous Peoples of North America (primarily in what is now known as the United States) before the era of European exploration. They will explore how these Indigenous Peoples obtained food, built shelters, and constructed clothing using materials and resources from their environment. Students will examine how the Indigenous Peoples were impacted by early European exploration and some examples of cooperation and conflict between the original inhabitants and the newcomers.
Students will also learn about the ways that Indigenous Peoples continue to contribute to American life and preserve their cultures.