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Woodlands Map

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Woodlands Map

This is a culminating activity which allows learners to summarize what they know about Woodlands Native Americans by creating illustrations and map symbols for a large outline map (see related Activity 2: If You Lived in a Forest). Learners can add illustrations to the map as they study other cultural regions in subsequent lessons. This activity is featured on p.19 of the "One With the Earth: Native Americans and the Natural World" multidisciplinary unit of study for kindergarten through third grade.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • map of North America
  • masking tape or painter's tape
  • poster paper and markers or chalk board and chalk
  • assortment of maps
  • construction paper
  • crayons
  • resource books


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
      • Weather and Climate
    • Earth Structure
      • Rocks and Minerals
      • Oceans and Water
    • Earth's History
      • History of Life
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
    • Evolution
      • History of Life
  • Mathematics
    • Representation

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Nature and Environment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Culture, ethnicity, and gender

  • Native American

    • Acknowledges this group's contributions to STEM
    • Uses inclusive images of people from this group


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • Free access



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