November 25

Native American Heritage Day

November 2008

Related Lessons

  • 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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  • Student Resource / History & Social Studies
    Launchpad: Colonial New England

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

Andrew Carnegie, industrialist and philanthropist, is born

November 25, 1835

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  • The Industrial Age in America: Robber Barons and Captains of Industry
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    The Industrial Age in America: Robber Barons and Captains of Industry

    How shall we judge the contributions to American society of the great financiers and industrialists at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries? In this lesson, students explore a variety of primary historical sources to uncover some of the less honorable deeds as well as the shrewd business moves and highly charitable acts of the great industrialists and financiers, men such as Andrew Carnegie, J. Pierpont Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and Cornelius Vanderbilt.

Temperance advocate Carry Nation born

November 25, 1846