To help you bring the rich ancestry, culture, and traditions of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians into your classroom for Native American Heritage month, we’ve put together a collection of 18 brand new assignments for grades 3-12. This collection includes information, argument, and narrative writing prompts about or inspired by Native American people, places, and cultures. Each assignment provides a link to educational resources or suggests sources for students to use. Students can practice expanding their cultural knowledge and learning from credible sources as they write.


In this collection you’ll find assignments that help students research Native American inventions, write poetry inspired by Joy Harjo (U.S. poet laureate and Muscogee Nation member), compose arguments about the importance of honoring Indigenous names for landmarks, and learn about historical figures like Sacajawea, Sitting Bull, Maria Tallchief, Crazy Horse, and more.


Assignments for Elementary School Students

Assignments for Middle School Students

Assignments for High School Students


Additional Social Studies Assignments

If you’re looking for additional social studies material, you’ll find many more assignments in our social studies collection that focus on culture, history, and civics, with an emphasis on highlighting diverse historical figures, and important events, beliefs, and practices. Many assignments include readings or videos from trusted media sources, and focus on both historical and current events.



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