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Gr6 Indigenous Peoples: Overview & Research Tools

Research Tools

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Newsela Articles Related to Indigenous People

Jimmy Nelson Photography

Take a moment to look up the group you are researching on this website that contains the amazing photography of Jimmy Nelson, who is committed to photographing indigenous peoples from around the world.

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Websites & General Info

Click on the above image to access the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Featured Books in the AISL Library on Indigenous People

The Sami of Northern Europe

Describes the history, modern and traditional cultural practices and economies, geographic background, and ongoing oppression and struggles of the Sami.

The Hmong of Southeast Asia

Taking an in-depth look at distinct aboriginal cultures, these comprehensive volumes balance information about both traditional and modern lifeways. From their history and cultural practices to their religions and the landscapes they call home, discover the intricacies of each featured native culture. Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; People, Places, and Environments; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority, and Governance; Production, Distribution, and Consumption; Science Technology and Society; and Global Connections as outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies.

The Ainu of Japan

Describes the history, modern and traditional cultural practices and economies, geographic background, and ongoing oppression and struggles of the Ainu.

The Kurds

The history of the Kurdish struggle in the various lands they inhabit is the subject of this volume.

Botswana

This book provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Botswana. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World® series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photographs with descriptive nonfiction narratives, and interactive activities such as creating an authentic traditional dish from an easy-to-follow recipe. Copious maps and detailed timelines present the past and present of the country, while exploration of the art and architecture help your readers to understand why diversity is the spice of Life.

Lozi (Zambia)

Discusses the unique culture and customs of this African tribe.

Ngoni (Malawi)

Accelerated Reader is a program based on the fact that students become more motivated to read if they are tested on the content of the books they have read and are rewarded for correct answers. Students read each book, individually take the test on the computer, and receive gratification when they score well. Schools using the Accelerated Reader program have seen a significant increase in reading among their students.Fifty-six newly released titles that provide a fascinating portrait of the many peoples that inhabit Africa. These books have natural curriculum tie-ins with multiculturalism, geography, and social studies.

Chewa (Malawi)

Discusses the unique culture and customs of the African tribe

DK Eyewitness Books: North American Indian

DK Eyewitness Books: North American Indian is an original and exciting new guide to the fascinating civilizations of North American Indians. Included are full-color photographs that offer a unique and revealing "eyewitness" view of this rich culture. See a necklace made of bear claws, a model of a Blackfeet teepee, a false face made from cornhusks, how fish were trapped in a basket, and a Cheyenne feathered war bonnet. Learn about why love dolls were important, how turtle shells made music, what's stored inside a parfleche, the meanings of carvings on a Haida totem pole, and much, much more.  The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.

The Inuit

Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and customs of the Inuit people of the Arctic Circle.

Arctic Peoples

Arctic Peoples, from the new 10-volume set ""Native America"", tells the history and culture of Arctic peoples. This book begins with a brief set introduction that discusses some of the broad history and themes found throughout Arctic peoples' culture, as well as explains the concept of culture areas to students. Narrative text of the chapters is interspersed with numerous box features that highlight important people, events, and topics, as well as sidebars. This book also includes a timeline, a list of museums and sites related to these tribes, further reading, and an index.

The Mohawks of North America

Taking an in-depth look at distinct aboriginal cultures, these comprehensive volumes balance information about both traditional and modern lifeways. From their history and cultural practices to their religions and the landscapes they call home, discover the intricacies of each featured native culture. Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; People, Places, and Environments; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority, and Governance; Production, Distribution, and Consumption; Science Technology and Society; and Global Connections as outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies.

The Navajos

Hundred of years ago, the ancestors of the Navajos settled in the deserts and canyons of the American Southwest. In this homeland, the Navajo people built a society supported by livestock herding and enriched by treasured spiritual and cultural customs. In the 1800s and early 1900s, while settlement threatened their homes, their flocks, and their way of life. but the Navajos remained a strong and vibrant community. Today, still living on parts of their ancestoral homeland, the Navajo people continue to cherish their traditions while look ahead to a bright future.

The Aymara of South America

Describes the history, culture, economy, geographic location, and religion of the Aymara people of South America's high plains, featuring their struggle to obtain equal rights and to maintain their cultural heritage.

Amazon Basin

In this series of seven books, photojournalist Jan Reynolds documents the distinctive cultures and climates of indigenous peoples. Tuwenowa lives in the heart of the Amazon River Basin, home to the largest tropical rain forest in the world. For Yanomama people such as Tuwenowa and his family, the jungle provides everything they need -- from thatching for their huts to the tropical fruits, animals, and fish they eat. The rainforest is the birthplace of the centuries-old traditions of Yanomama culture. The people celebrate life with songs of thanks and mark death with special rituals. By learning these customs from his father, a tribal shaman, Tuwenowa hopes to uphold the Yanomama way of life as he grows up.

The Yanomami of South America

Taking an in-depth look at distinct aboriginal cultures, these comprehensive volumes balance information about both traditional and modern lifeways. From their history and cultural practices to their religions and the landscapes they call home, discover the intricacies of each featured native culture. Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; People, Places, and Environments; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority, and Governance; Production, Distribution, and Consumption; Science Technology and Society; and Global Connections as outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies.

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