November is Native American Heritage Month, which makes it a wonderful time of year to teach your homeschooled child about Native Americans. If you are interested in celebrating Native American Heritage Month, here are some ideas you can do with your family.
Look at that smiling face!
This adorable student just got our curriculum and all the books that go with it! She can’t wait to jump into these beautiful picture books.
Rainbow Crow is one of the most beautiful books featured in our American History program: Indigenous People of North America and Hawai’i. In this Lenape legend, Crow goes to the sun and brings fire back to Earth to save all the animals from a bitter winter. As a go-along for this story, making Rainbow Crow as scratch art felt like the perfect pairing.
Do you live near St. Louis? If so, there is an amazing field trip you can take to see the Mounds of Cahokia.
The first unit available in the Level Yellow: American History program is a 14-lesson journey through the eyes of the indigenous people of North American and Hawai‘i. Using picture books, you and your child will explore the myths, legends, and ways of life of Native Americans, learn about real Native Americans and important historical events from the point of view of the people who lived through them. Each weekly lesson includes hands-on, age-appropriate activities to do with your child that cover a wide range of topics in a child-friendly manner.
I am excited to announce our first ever chapter book based unit study! This unit is for the book Children of the Longhouse by Joseph Bruchac. The book is about a brother and sister growing up in the Mohawk tribe, in what will eventually become New York State. This book made the PERFECT first book for our Green level for ages 8-12 for several reasons. Let me tell you some of the things I love about this book and the unit based on it.