Prehistoric Native Americans | Paleo Indian, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian



Are you teaching about the Prehistoric Native Americans but having trouble finding kid-friendly, engaging texts, skill pages and activities? This thorough resource includes everything you need to teach your upper elementary students about the Paleo-Indians, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian Native American groups. Both a print and interactive digital version made for Google slides are included.

Use the close reading bookmarks to help students dig deeper and code the text while reading. Cross-curricular reading comprehension graphic organizers are included to practice context clues, main idea/ detail, cause/ effect, and compare/ contrast while meeting social studies standards. Pages are print and go ready!


  • link for Google slides version
  • Native Americans brainstorming page
  • 4 one-page reading comprehension passages with illustrations (one for each: Paleo-Indian, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian)
  • Close Reading poster with text-coding symbols
  • Close reading bookmarks with text-coding symbols
  • context clues vocabulary graphic organizers for each Native American group
  • 4 cause and effect graphic organizers and answer keys (one for each Native

American group)

  • 4 explanatory writing graphic organizers and writing pages (one for each Native

American group)

  • 4 Coloring Notes pages (one for each Native American group)
  • 2 compare/ contrast cut-and-paste activity pages
  • 1 cut-and-paste review foldable with all four Native American groups
  • answer keys for teacher use


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