Social Studies - 2018-19
USI.3b - American Indians Locations
The student will apply social science skills to understand how early cultures developed in North America by
b) locating where the American Indians lived, with emphasis on the Arctic (Inuit), Northwest (Kwakiutl), Plains (Lakota), Southwest (Pueblo), and Eastern Woodlands (Iroquois);
Blooms Level: Remember
Big Themes/Concepts: Identity, Location, Region, Human-Environment Interaction, Adaptations, Resources, Climate, Culture, Migration, Scarcity
Where I live influences how I live.
The search for resources can cause groups of people to move.
American Indians adapted to their geography and climate by using the natural resources in their environment
Geography influences the movement and interaction of different cultural groups.
The natural resources of a region affect the types of food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and tools that people create.
All cultures are unique; cultures share similarities and differences.
Native Americans established successful cultures in North America.
Relations between cultures can mean both conflict and cooperation.
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
Prior to the arrival of Europeans, American Indians were dispersed across the different environments in North America.
How is your life and culture shaped by the geography in which you live?
In which areas did the American Indians live?Where do American Indians live today?
American Indians lived in all areas of North America.
- Inuit inhabited present-day Alaska
and northern Canada.
They lived in Arctic areas where the temperature is below freezing much of the
- Kwakiutl homeland includes the Pacific
Northwest coast, characterized by a rainy, mild climate.
- Lakota people inhabited
the interior of the United States,
called the Great Plains, which is
characterized by dry grasslands.
- Pueblo tribes inhabited
the Southwest in present-day New Mexico and Arizona, where they
lived in desert areas and areas bordering cliffs and mountains.
- Iroquois homeland includes northeast North America, called the Eastern Woodlands, which is