Grade 5Language Arts

Focus: Students will explore how the policies of the American government in the 1800s and contact between Native Americans and settlers, missionaries, traders, and explorers adversely affected Native American traditions, cultures, ways of life, and relationship with the land. The unit presents information about diverse Native American tribes and nations with unique identities and cultures, including their specific regions and the geography of those regions. The unit reveals the unique role Native Americans played during World War II, and the struggle to transmit and preserve the diverse languages spoken by Native Americans. This unit also provides explicit instruction in reading, writing, morphology, grammar, and spelling.

Number of Lessons: 15

Lesson Time: 90 minutes each. Each lesson may be divided into shorter segments.

Additional Search Terms: verb tense • suffix • prefix • root • use of commas • research • persuasive writing • transitional words and phrases • draft • revise • publish

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