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Native Americans Lesson Plan: Fun With Numbers

Subjects

  • Language Arts

Grades

  • 3-5

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Brief Description

Students write the Lakhota Sioux words for number sentences.

Objectives

Students learn Lakhota Sioux words for some numbers.

Keywords

Native American, Lakhota, Sioux, math, numbers

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

Teacher-selected resources about Sioux heritage, a teacher-made reference sheet or chart with Lakhota words or numbers from Lakhota Language, copies of Fun With Numbers, pens or pencils

Note: To hear the Lakhota number words spoken, go to the Lakhota Hear it Web page.

Lesson Plan

  • Begin the lesson by giving students some background about the Sioux from teacher-selected library sources.
  • Distribute the teacher-made reference sheets or display the chart with the Lakhota words for numbers. (Note: You can make printouts from the site, but the type size is somewhat small for elementary students.) Review the words and numbers with the class.
  • Distribute the work sheet Fun With Numbers. Tell students to use the reference sheet to complete the work sheet.

Assessment

  1. wan nu sa wi k ce ne p cun sa ko wi k ce wi k ce

     

    Lesson Plan Source

    Education World

    Submitted By

    Lois Lewis

    National Standards

    NL-ENG.K-12.1
    NL-ENG.K-12.9

     

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