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Pacific Northwest Tribes Native Americans Worksheets & Activities

As we continue learning about Native Americans for Kids, this week’s lesson is on the pacific northwest tribes. In this hands-on Native American lesson we explored the indigenous people living what is now Oregon and Washington. We made an easy totem pole craft for kids and use our free printable native american worksheets to first color, read and learn about these tribes and then see what we had learned.  Simply print pdf file with native american printables and you are ready to learn! These Native American Activities are great for teaching pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students.As we continue learning about Native Americans for Kids, this week's lesson is on the pacific northwest tribes. In this hands-on Native American lesson we explored the indigenous people living what is now Oregon and Washington. We made an easy totem pole craft for kids and use our free printable native american worksheets to first color, read and learn about these tribes and then see what we had learned.  Simply print pdf file with native american printables and you are ready to learn! These Native American Activities are great for teaching pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students.

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In this native americans lesson we will learn about the Pacific Northwest Tribes. To make this a fun, engaging american history for kids we included lots of native american activities for seeing historical artifacts up close, free printable native american worksheets to teach and reinforce what we learned, plus native american crafts for kids to explore how these indigenous tribes made totem poles. This us history for kids lesson is adaptable for kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students.

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Pacific Northwest tribes

The pacific northwest tribes can be seen in purple in the map below. Because they were so far away from the east coast the European influence didn’t get to them until the 1700s as apposed to the 1500s for the majority of the North American tribes.

Note: I know for some people this is a very personal subject. We have done our best to represent a historically accurate account of life for Native Americans. We also discussed the influence of the white settlers along with life today for those with Native American roots. But the emphasis is on the historical part when the settlers first arrived.

I do not claim to be an expert in Native American culture and I know we have had to simplify many aspects of their culture and beliefs to fit with teaching this to elementary age kids. If you do not “like” our unit for whatever reason, I’m sorry. Any harsh comments will be deleted, but I welcome constructive feedback!

Free Pacific Northwest Tribes Mini book & worksheets for kids to learn about Native Americans - ages Kindergarten - 6th grade.

Native American Activities

We started out by printing out the Pacific Northwest tribe printable books (from the free printable below). We read through the information.

Comparing Native American Tribes - Southwest Tribes, Woodland Tribes, Pacific Northwest Tribes, and Plains Tribes. Great for homeschool elemenatry kids (FREE!)

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Then we completed the worksheets comparing all four Native American tribes we studied, review worksheets, and a look at the Seminole tribe in Florida.

Learn more about the Northwest Tribes with these fun and interesting books for kids!

FREE printable totem pole craft for kids studying Native Americans

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Then we dived  into my favorite part, making history come alive with hands on learning!

We used the free printable totem pole worksheets in the pack below to make our own totem poles. First we read what totem poles represented and their importance in their community. Then the kids picked what animals (and their meaning) they wanted on their totem poles.

Then they cut them out and taped (or glued) on their rolled up piece of construction paper (or paper towel rolls if you have enough)

Native American Field Trip

Native American Fieldtrip

We took a Field trip to see some Native American artifacts. If you live close to a reservation, consider taking a tour and see some historical artifacts along with a look at how they live today.

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Native Americans for Kids

Learn more about Native American History for Kids of the indigenous Indians who lived in North America before the European settlers discovered American with these fun engaging history lessons with activities and free printable worksheets too!

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United States Lesson for Kids

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Native Americas - Pacific Northwets includes free printable book, tribe comparisson, and how to make your own totem pole

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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