After nearly a century of advocacy, National American Indian Heritage Month was first recognized through joint resolution by Congress in 1990. Now recognized annually, November is a time to learn more about the history and heritage of Native American peoples.
Explore the Native American Indian Heritage Month in the classroom with lesson plans, classroom activities, related websites, and additional resources on the ReadWriteThink calendar.
Find other timely calendar entries, new lesson plans, and classroom materials below.
- Tweet with us on November 12 at 8pm ET for our Twitter Chat on Going Mobile EdChat: Authentic Tasks.
- Design a STEM app, and win $10,000 with the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.
- Plan your Thanksgiving Day unit now with these resources from ReadWriteThink.
- Connect. Get Energized. (Re) Invent Your Future! Join us in Boston for the 2013 NCTE Annual Convention.
From the Calendar
- November 11: Veterans Day is celebrated in the United States today. Students write biographical poems about a soldier. (For grades 3–12)
- November 15: The Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the Pacific Ocean in 1805. Students look at Kenneth Holder’s paintings of the Lewis and Clark trail and transform their notes into a descriptive paragraph as if they were a member of the expedition. (For grades 7–12)
- Later this month, find lesson plans and activities on the Gettysburg Address, Mickey Mouse, Jonathan Swift, and more!
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