American Indians meet Europeans
American Indians meet Europeans

Today’s Activities

read and explore

Read this article from ReadWorks about the tensions between the American Indians and the European immigrants who settled in North America. The pdf is here, or you can set up a free account and access the article (including an option to listen to the article) here.


Directions: Using the digits 1 through 9, at most one time each, fill in the boxes to create 2 rectangular prisms so the volume of one rectangular prism is double the volume of the other rectangular prism.

Hint: How can we find the volume of a rectangular prism? What does it mean for one quantity to be double another’s?

Challenge: There are many possible solutions to this puzzle. How many can you come up with?


American Indians: Watch this Brain Pop video.  As you watch, keep these questions in mind. How did geography and climate affect the lives of different tribes in North America? How did some tribes set up a government system? 

When you are done, write down what you learned on this graphic organizer.

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Choose a Go Noodle activity to get you up and moving! Try to get at LEAST 30 minutes of active movement (standing up, not sitting down) each day!

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