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Native American Dwellings

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Activity Description

Native American Dwellings

In this activity, students will look at historical images to learn about three types of Native American dwellings — teepees, pueblo adobe structures, and hogans. Students will make observations about the types of dwellings in the images. Then students will discuss their observations as a class.

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Suggested Grade Level


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Approximate Time Required

60 minutes

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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to observe differences among three types of Native American dwellings.
  • Students will be able to write about differences they observed among three types of Native
    American dwellings.
  • Students will be able to compare their observations about Native American dwellings to
    other information about the dwellings.

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Materials Required

  • The student version of this activity, 16 pages

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Activity Items

The following items are a part of this activity.

  • Images of Teepees
  • Images of Pueblo Adobe Structures
  • Image of a Hogan

Teacher Notes

Blooms Taxonomy

Blooms Taxonomy

Students will apply their understanding of what a home means to them to make observations about the basic
features of various Native American dwellings.


Elementary School History


  • Native American dwellings

Skills Taught

  • Analyzing visual data
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Examining primary sources
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