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American Indians

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Social Studies +1 Age Level Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

Paintings and photographs that represent the Lakota, Inuit, Kwakiutl, Pueblo, and Iroquois tribes. This aligns with Virginia SOL USI.3b. Teachers may have students look critically at each image. Students can then create a claim or hypothesis of what tribe they think it represents, along with supporting details. Teachers should use the "what makes you say that" strategy (described on the first image). This is a great check for understanding or formative assessment of student learning.

What Makes You Say That?: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

The Whale Hunt

National Museum of the American Indian

Feast Day: San Juan Pueblo

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Shooting the Sun

National Museum of the American Indian

Buffalo Hunt under the Wolf-skin Mask

Smithsonian American Art Museum