Exploring Native American Agriculture Project-Based Learning Unit

A Historical Native American Agriculture Lesson and Community Citizenship Project

Build background knowledge of the transition from hunting to farming, create and play a game of “Hunt and Gather or Farm and Feast,” explore the Native American legends behind the “Three Sisters” crops, design, create, and decorate a clay coiled pot for “seed keeping,” learn about and use Native American symbols in a culturally-responsive manner, and synthesize that knowledge by planning a community service project that embodies Native American ideals about nature.

Your students will learn about historical Native American agricultural practices in this project-based learning unit for grades 3-5 social studies. Packed with hands-on inquiry-based activities, extensions and enhancements, cross-curricular independent and group work, and engaging and interactive challenges