I first wrote the booklet about early Native American homes because I could not find something simple for a brief introduction to Native Americans for my son. I wanted him to understand that there was a variety of cultures living on the American continent before Europeans arrived. I wanted him to understand that the vastness of the country meant that not every American Indian lived in a tipi. The various landscapes of America meant that the various groups of people also lived very differently.

As I said, I could not find an appropriate picture book for my son back then that shared that kind of information. So I wrote one with the information I wanted to share. The Early Native American Homes booklet shares some details about the homes early residents of North America lived in, and how those homes reflected the environment in which they were built.

Early Native American Homes research pages help the student compare and contrast the different homes in the various regions as discussed in the Early Native American Homes booklet.

To go along with the booklet, I created some printable pages for an introductory research project (for older kids) and comprehension (for the most basic approach to the subject). I think it turned out so beautiful in the end.

Early Native American Homes booklet and printables (not all shown) provide a nice supplement or a mini-unit about the early residents of North America, particularly the USA.

This year, Raisin is in third grade, so reading the booklet, completing the comprehension questions, and writing a little about the Native American homes was definitely right at his level.

The Early Native American Homes booklet comes with a simple cut-and-paste activity for students to practice putting the homes where they belong, and it would be a nice for a review or comprehension check.

But, I also realized that kindergartners did not read and write at that level. My son was a strong reader, but he was not (and still is not!) a strong writer. I made a younger version, which covers just five homes and provides pages with a simple sentence, the name of the home to trace in print, and images to paste on the page for the type of home mentioned.

My Book of Native American Homes read, trace, and paste provides a simpler alternative for younger students.

Strawberry, at age 3, is a bit too young for the full-length booklet. I shared the lower level read, trace, and paste pages for her. Even those were a bit too difficult for her (they are intended for kindergartners), but with my help, she loved gluing and matching activities!

My Book of Native American Homes printables for the younger student provide words to trace and matching activities.

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How do you study the Native Americans in your classroom or homeschool? Do you do a unit like this in the autumn, before Thanksgiving? See more ideas for learning about pre-Colombian America!

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Learn about Native American by focusing on why they were built uniquely in each area of America. Map the Native American homes, compare/contrast, etc. with this ebook and worksheet set. Perfect for Native American Indian studies or Thanksgiving.

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