Just in time for Indigenous Peoples’ Day! Explore the beginnings of our complex nation.
Indigenous Peoples' Day honors the past, present and futures of Native peoples throughout the US. The holiday recognizes the legacy and impact of colonialism on Native communities, and it also celebrates the cultures, contributions, and resilience of contemporary Native peo
Please also check out History & Geography BUNDLE - Making of "America" - A Complex History worksheets.
Who were the Taíno Indigenous People? What is their culture like then and now? What words in English have their origins in the Taíno language?
Where in the Americas did they live? Practice naming the islands of the Bahamas and the countries of North and Central America. Moreover, explore the awesome power of hurricanes. What is a tropical cyclone? And what do the Taíno people have to do with these furious storms?
At the time of European contact in the late 1400s, they were the main inhabitants of most of Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola (an island shared between Haiti and the Dominican Republic), Puerto Rico and even parts of Florida.
The Making of America: A Complex History is featured in the STAY-AT-HOME Remote-ready Montessori Elementary GUIDE:
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Maria Montessori felt like the only way our world would find lasting peace was through educating our children. Much of Montessori's elementary curriculum was written by her during a period of internment in India during WWII. This time period helped solidify Dr. Montessori’s belief in Peace Education.
These practice pages are both carefully and professionally designed by an experienced Montessori educator. Grumbleservices.com offers original predesigned & Montessori inspired learning resources.
All designed resources are child tested and are continuously being revised and improved upon. They are based on skill sets given priority by our common core standards where it seems many students could use a bit more reinforcement and practice at home.
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ROOKIE Pages (Green) – Aimed toward early to mid level elementary students (2nd, 3rd, beginning 4th grade).
SEMI-PRO Pages (Blue) – Aimed toward mid level elementary students (4th, 5th, beginning 6th grade).
VETERAN Pages (Red) – Aimed toward mid to late level elementary students (end of 5th, 6th, beginning 7th).
But of course, you know your child best, so adjust accordingly. In the words of Dr. Montessori, “Follow the Child!”