5th Grade Social Studies Unit 2

Vermilion Parish Schools "Connecting Students, Home and Schools"

Activity 3: Compare and Contrast Native Americans (GLE: 27)

Materials List:   Native Americans of the United States BLM

Students will complete a chart about the Native American nations:  Eastern Woodland, Southwest, Northwest, Great Plains, Arctic, and West tribes. The chart could be similar to the following sample (see the Native Americans of the United States BLM):

Native American  Group

Types of Shelter

   Way of Life


Interesting Fact

Eastern Woodlands















After completing the chart, students will write two paragraphs to answer each of the following questions:

  • In what ways are the Native American nations alike

  • In what ways are the Native American nations different?

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