November 23

Native American Heritage Day

November 23, 2008

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  • Native American Cultures Across the U.S.
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Native American Cultures Across the U.S.

    This lesson discusses the differences between common representations of Native Americans within the U.S. and a more differentiated view of historical and contemporary cultures of five American Indian tribes living in different geographical areas. Students will learn about customs and traditions such as housing, agriculture, and ceremonial dress for the Tlingit, Dinè, Lakota, Muscogee, and Iroquois peoples.

  • Not "Indians," Many Tribes: Native American Diversity
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Not "Indians," Many Tribes: Native American Diversity

    Students study the interaction between environment and culture as they learn about three vastly different Native groups in a game-like activity that uses vintage photographs, traditional stories, photos of artifacts, and recipes.

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    Launchpad: Colonial New England

    Read the following background about the development of English towns and their expansion in Massachusetts in the seventeenth-century.

Battle of Chattanooga begins

November 23, 1863

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  • Lesson 2: The Battles of the Civil War
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 2: The Battles of the Civil War

    Through the use of maps and original documents, this lesson will focus on the key battles of the Civil War, Gettysburg and Vicksburg and show how the battles contributed to its outcome. It will also examine the "total war" strategy of General Sherman, and the role of naval warfare in bringing about a Union victory.

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