The rich heritage of the first Americans is explored in this cross-curricular volume. Students will learn about the history and culture of native groups who inhabited the northwestern part of the United States and southwestern Canada when the European colonists arrived. Careful attention is paid to the customs and beliefs of these peoples. Their legends, philosophies, and forms of government are discussed, and their origins, language, names, dwellings, tools, food, games, and crafts are studied. Activities include: grid mapping, geography vocabulary, which means which, cedar search, clothing, handy units of measure, flow chart of a whale hunt, where did the colors come from?, tools, write a myth, name the tribes, and crossword. Projects include: 3-D geography, make a northwest coast village, make a chilkat blanket, catch a fish, build a box, make a totem pole, and a potlatch (party). Generously illustrated with pencil art throughout. Includes answer key and bibliography. All 48 pages perforated for easy removal.
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