UNIT 1 Native Americans

Native Americans
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SS4H1 The student will describe how early Native American cultures developed in North America.
a. Locate where the American Indians settled with emphasis on Arctic (Inuit), Northwest (Kwakiutl), Plateau (Nez Perce), Southwest (Hopi), Plains (Pawnee), and Southeastern (Seminole).
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b. Describe how the American Indians used their environment to obtain food, clothing, and shelter.
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SS4G1 The student will be able to locate important physical and man-made features in the United States.
a. Locate major physical features of the United States; include the Atlantic Coastal Plain, Great Plains, Continental Divide, the Great Basin, Death Valley, Gulf of Mexico, St. Lawrence River, and the Great Lakes.
b. Locate major man-made features; include New York City, NY; Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; and the Erie Canal.
Museum of Natural History Archaeology activities:
  1. Native American-the first people to live in what is now the United States
  2. enviornment-   All things that surround us, such as land
  3. migrate- To move from one area to another
  4. shelter- something that covers or protects \
  5. North America - One of Earth's seven continents
  6. food -


  7. shelter -





Please review for test

Native American Tribes:

  • 1 .Inuit -  (Artic Indians)  They lived in present day Alaska and Nothern Canada, the temperature is below freezing almost al the time.
  • Used blocks of  ice to  make igloos/ fished and hunted for food
  • 2 .Kwakiutl -( Northwest Indians) They lived on the Pacific Northwest Coast. This area is usually rainy with mild climate.
  • Used timber to make plank houses/fish and hunted, and gathered roots and berries
  • 3. Nez Perce - (Plateau Indians) They lived in the high country between the Rocky Mountains and Cascade Mt, in Washington.
  • Used earth and plant materials for winter and  summer houses/  fished and  hunted , and gathered roots and berries
  • 4. Pawnee-((Plain Indians They llived in the middle of the United States in the Great Plains. This area is dry with grasslands and trees.
  • Used animal hides to make tepees/hunted and farmed
  • 5. Hopi - (Southwest Indians) They lived in the hot , dry- desert in present -day Arizona.
  • Used  stones and mud and made pueblos/  mainly farmers
  • 6. Seminole - They lived in the warm , wet climate of present day Florida
  • Used  plametto trees to make houses with open walls called chickees




  1. Atlantic Coastal Plain - Region in the eastern United States extending from nothern New Jersey southward to Florida.
  2. Great Plains -  Large, flat are of grassyland in the United States, extending from west of the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains.
  3. Continental Divide - ridge in the Rocky mountains marking the flow of water into east and west directions.
  4. Great Basin - geographical region of the United States that includes most of the state of Nevada as well as the western half of Utah.
  5. Death Valley -  an area in southeastern California that is the lowest, driest and hottest part of the United States.
  6. Gulf of Mexico -  large are of  salwater boung on its western, northern, and eastern sides by the coastlines of southern states of Texas, louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida,
  7. St. Lawrence River - - river that flows about 1,900 miles in a northeasterly direction, connecting the Great Lakes with the Altlantic Ocean on the eastern coast of Canda.
  8. Great Lakes -  five large lakes licated in the north-central part of the United States and containing the largest surface area of fresh water in the world.
  9. Interactive Map -


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