Students watch a video on the Iowa American Indian tribes. They learn about the cultural contributions of the Iowa American Indian tribes, and complete a KWLS worksheet.
This lesson is part of "Great States: Iowa | Unit 2: Early Native Peoples." In this unit, students will explore the way of life of Iowa’s earliest inhabitants.
H.SS.3.27: Analyze the movement of different groups in and out of Iowa, including the removal and return of indigenous people.
H.SS.3.28: Explain the cultural contributions that different groups have made on Iowa.
- Video: Native American Tribes of Iowa | Iowa Pathways
- Video: Native American Burial Mounds | Iowa Pathways
- An interactive whiteboard, projector, or another type of screen to show videos to the class
- Class set of Iowa’s American Indian Tribes KWLS handout
- Disperse the Iowa’s American Indian Tribes KWLS handout to students.
- Have students complete the What I Know and What I Want to Know sections of the handout. Tell students they will be learning more about American Indians in this video.
- Play the videos, Native American Tribes of Iowa | Iowa Pathways [0:50], and Native American Burial Mounds | Iowa Pathways [3:23].
- Have students finish the What I Learned and What I Still Want to Learn sections of the handout.
Students will learn the names and locations of different American Indian tribes that inhabited Iowa. They also will learn about the cultures of some of those tribes and their contributions to Iowa’s history and geography before the arrival of Europeans.