1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Indians

This is a another catch up post that was meant for November. Thank you for understanding the delay.

With Thanksgiving fast approaching I wanted to teach the kids about Thanksgiving. The funny thing I learned was that the Japanese don’t really know what Native Americans are or what they meant to our history. I decided to spend this class teaching them Native Americans the best I could. I taught them how to create teepees and headbands from construction paper. Yes, I know. Not realistic representations of all Native Americans but it was an easy fun craft that allowed me to teach the kids something about the Native Americans.

The older kids also enjoyed the crafts. When they made their headbands, I had them write words reflecting why they would have earned that feather. It was a great way for them to practice writing in English and learning some new words.


11 thoughts on “1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Indians

      1. However, you must admit the government did that to the Native American. Yet, we still keep it from the children, don’t you think they have a right to know who took their land and gave to the white man? I am not an Indian, but I highly respect them and their culture.

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      2. I am part Cherokee. I know what the government did to our people and yes if I had time to have a full discussion on what happened and why, I would do so. Unfortunately though I only have an hour to do our alphabet song, go over the craft we are doing, start doing the craft, explain why we are doing this craft in small simple sentences so that my students can understand what I am saying because they are still learning English, clean up from our craft project, and read a book that matches the theme of the craft. There isn’t time to go into an in depth conversation on the total history the Native Americans. Plus some topics my littles (3-6 year olds) can’t grasp. I introduced them to Native Americans because that’s all we had time for and because they didn’t know who they were. I was happy with the lesson we had and wouldn’t have changed it all.

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