The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has a rich and detailed collection of resources for students and educators, all selected for their ability to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. On this compelling corner of the museum’s main site, visitors can find a variety of materials, including classroom activities and discussion questions that are grouped into three main themes: Expressive Traditions, Thanksgiving, and History. A notable lesson plan within Expressive Traditions is “A Life in Beads: The Stories a Plains Dress Can tell,” designed for grade levels 4-6. Additionally, there are some great stories about the transformation of Manhatta to Manhattan.


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