Although you could study Native Americans at any time of the year, fall is an especially appropriate time for a Native American unit study. Various states and regions celebrate Native American Day (or Indigenous Peoples’ Day) in the fall.
Today is Columbus Day for many people, although I think of it now as Native American Day. I grew up in South Dakota, and my husband and I lived in South Dakota when our children were little. Since 1990, South Dakota has observed Native American Day instead of Columbus Day on the second Monday of October. Berkeley, California, celebrates Indigenous People’s Day on the second Monday of October.
Native American Day is also a state holiday in California on the fourth Friday of September. The fourth Monday in September is American Indian Day in Tennessee. November is Native American Heritage Month.
In honor of Native American Day today, I’d like to share some Montessori-inspired Native American resources from around the blogosphere.
Montessori-Inspired Native American Activities
Free Native American Homes from Montessori for Everyone
Series of Native American Unit YouTube videos from Inspired Montessori’s YouTube Channel (The link is still good even though it’s crossed out.)
Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message from The Work Plan
Native American Small World and Drum Craft from Crayon Box Chronicles
Montessori Continent Boxes (my post with resources for continent boxes from around the blogosphere)
North American Continent Box from Making Montessori Ours
Native American Seed Bead Loom Strips from The Hands-On Homeschooler (blog no longer available)
General Montessori-Inspired History and Geography Resources
Montessori Cultural Geography and History – From Birth to Age Twelve from Michael Olaf
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