Differentiated Readings: Native America

Keep reading to find out how my differentiated readings can help your middle schoolers learn about Native Americans!

Keep reading to find out how my Native America Differentiated Readings can help a wider range of your students learn about Indigenous Peoples that often get left out of state standards.

One of the real tragedies in Social Studies curricula across the country is the very small amount of attention given to Indigenous Peoples in the New World prior to European Contact. The Western Hemisphere was filled with hundreds of cultures for thousands of years. These civilizations developed complex religions, structures and ways of life, yet are rarely mentioned except in their relation to their conquest at the hands of Europeans and Americans from the 1500’s to the 1800’s. Because they appear so seldomly in state standards (CLICK HERE for an article about how bad this situation actually is), it can be hard to find resources for middle schoolers to study these great peoples.

To help fill this gap, I created a set of differentiated readings about Native America (the New World prior to European contact) contain two articles each for three topics – a total of six articles and my Native America set is no different (CLICK HERE for this set). The topics included are: Native American Regions, Native American Lifestyles, and Native Americans Today. Each topic has the same article written at two different reading levels – upper elementary and middle school as well as comprehension questions for each.

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Keep reading to find out how my differentiated readings can help your middle schoolers learn about Native Americans!