Indian Education

Utah State Board of Education

American Indian History Lessons

The American Indian History lessons that are presented here have been written using the research based Understanding by Design format and are also linked directly to the Standards set by the State Board of Education for each grade level. A special thanks to Lesson Contributors. A message to Teachers of Social Studies.

Fourth Grade Lessons

AIH-1: Life for the First Inhabitants
AIH-2: Five Utah Indian Tribes
AIH-3: Utah Indian Contributions
AIH-4: Utah Indian - Future Changes
AIH-Addition: Corn - PDF
AIH-Addition: Neighbor Conflict - PDF
AIH-Addition: Tipi - PDF

General Resource Material
4th Grade Additional Resource Material

Fifth Grade Lessons

AIH-5: Westward Expansion
AIH-6: American Indians' Loss of Land
AIH-7: American Indian Reservations
AIH-8: American Indian Lifestyles
AIH-Additions: Contributions of American Indians - PDF
AIH-Addition: Mount Rushmore - PDF
AIH-Addition: The Plymouth Colony - PDF
AIH-Addition: The Taino People
Frequently Asked Questions for the Bureau of Indian Affairs - PDF

General Resource Material
5th Grade Additional Resource Material

Seventh Grade Lessons

AIH-9: Legends and Stories of American Indians
AIH-10: Adapting to A New Culture
AIH-11: Utah American Indian and non-Indian Conflicts
AIH-12: American Indian Tribal Sovereignty
AIH-13: Utah's American Indian Tribes Today
AIH-Addition: Adapting to a New Culture - PDF
AIH-Addition: Black Hawk War - PDF
Frequently Asked Questions for the Bureau of Indian Affairs - PDF

General Resource Material

Eighth Grade Lessons

AIH-14: Changes to American Indian Cultures
AIH-15: Colony Settlement & American Indian Involvement
AIH-16: Effect of Revolutionary War on American Indians
AIH-Addition: English Colony Settlement - PDF
Interviewing Tips Form - PDF
Historical Events - PDF
Frequently Asked Questions for the Bureau of Indian Affairs - PDF

General Resource Material
8th Grade Additional Resource Material

Tenth, Eleventh & Twelveth Grade Lessons

AIH-17: American Indian Influences on the Constitution
AIH-18: U.S. Policies that Relate to American Indians
AIH-19: French and Indian War
AIH-Addition: Bear River Massacre - PDF
AIH-Addition: Civil Rights & the American Indian Movement - PDF
AIH-Addition: Era4 Expanion and Reform - PDF
AIH-Addition: Horse Culture of the Plains Indian’s - PDF
AIH-Addition: Hourse Culture page 2 - PDF
AIH-Addition: Iroquois Nation Influence on the Constitution - PDF
AIH-Addition: Sovereignty - PDF

AIH-Addition: U.S. policies relating to Native Americans - PDF
Historical Events - PDF
Frequently Asked Questions for the Bureau of Indian Affairs - PDF

General Resource Material
11th Grade Additional Resource Material