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Showing Grade 5, Unit 1, Pre-Columbian Civilization
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American Indians and the Natural World

http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmnh/exhibits/north-south-east-west/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This wonderful site from Carnegie Museum of Natural History explores the culture of an American Indian tribe from four different areas of the United States; north, east, south, and west. The emphasis is on how the tribe interacted with the world around them. Standard 3.2.1, 4.2.1 and 5.1.2

Comments: A good site for a comparison study of different Native American cultures.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 191

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/collections/pacific/history.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: American Indians of the Pacific Northwest includes primary and secondary text sources, over 2,000 photographs, and a special presentation of ten essays. Together, these materials tell the story of Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest, from their first contact with European explorers in the 18th century to life on reservations in the 20th century. Primary sources include six treaties and over 3,800 pages from the Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Secondary sources include over 100 scholarly articles that can assist in understanding this complex chapter in United States history. Standards 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.3.0, 8.8.2, and 8.12.2

Comments: This Library of Congress site has a wealth of information about the Native Peoples of the Pacific Northwest and American Indian policy.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 193

Ancient Architects of the Mississippi

http://www.cr.nps.gov/aad/feature/feature.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Eight hundred years ago, the lower Mississippi Delta was home to some of the most highly organized civilizations in the world. There were roads, commerce, and metropolises anchored by awe-inspiring earthen monuments. Come explore. Standard 5.1 all

Comments: The reading level of this National Park Service site is fairly high, but it is broken into small segments and has wonderful supporting graphics to interest students.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 223

Desert Peoples of the American Southwest

http://www.desertusa.com/ind1/du_peo_past.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site organizes information about Native American peoples of the desert southwest for easy access. It includes both ancient peoples, such as the Anasazi and Hohokham, as well as modern Native American groups. Standards 5.1.1 and 8.8.2

Comments: The organization of this site is outstanding for school use.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 933

Evaluating Materials About Native Americans

http://www.mmrls.org/Materials/cenativepeoples.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Even today, stereotypes, assumptions, misinformation, and Euro-American biases about Native American people continue. They appear in sports logos, in cartoons, in Disney movies, in commercial products and children's toys, in the media, in children's books, and in general conversation. To help you, as a teacher, spot some of the inaccuracies and distortions that books, toys, and classroom activities may present, we have prepared a list of 10 basic questions that you can ask to judge a book's merits or inadequacies.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1131

Maps on Native Lands, Current Places, and History

http://www.kstrom.net/isk/maps/mapmenu.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site has excellent maps of Native American homelands and traditonal housing styles. Also included are links to official and unofficial tribal pages. Standard 5.1.1 and 8.8.3

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2082

Native American Art and Education Center

http://www.powersource.com/gallery/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is an interesting site with art collections, biographies of Native American leaders, legends, and animal spirit symbols. It features the Cherokee people but links to related sites. It is recommneded by both the History Channel and Discovery Channel. Standard 5.1.1 and 8.8.2

Comments: This site is colorful and easy for students to use.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2265

Native American Myths and Legends

http://www.kstrom.net/isk/stories/myths.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a large collection of mostly very brief summaries of Native American myths and legends organized by geographic location in the U.S. There are wonderful illustrations and a real sense of listening to the stories first hand. Standards 3.2.1, 4.2.1, and 5.1.2

Comments: This is a great collection but the language of some of the tales is a bit rough so teachers should prescreen. Good navigation.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2269

Native Herbal Knowledge

http://www.kstrom.net/isk/food/plants.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site has common herbs, flavorings, and foods used by Native Americans. There are graphics and descriptions. Standard 1.5.2 and 5.1.2

Comments: Good site to integrate science and social studies.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2277

Of Stone and Stories: Pueblitos of the Dinetah

http://www.nm.blm.gov/features/dinetah/navajo_history.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site begins with a Dinetah creation story and then provides well illustrated information on Indian people of the southwest including pueblito architecture, clothing, tools, etc. History of New Spain and a timeline showing Indian events alongside European ones is very helpful. There are two sections on archaeology. Standards 5.1.1 and 5.1.2

Comments: This site was developed by the Museum of New Mexico.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2347

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