With Battling the Elements: American Indians of the West
, introduce your students to the diverse lifestyles of West Coast American Indians. Your class will learn about the different tribes in the Southwest, the Great Basin, the Plateau, the Pacific Northwest, and California. This informational text also looks at other aspects of daily life including tools and building materials used, trade networks, and how life drastically changed for the American Indians once the European settlers arrived. This intriguing nonfiction reader breathes life into early US history with primary source documents that features images of Native American artifacts, maps, and other materials from that era.
- Build literacy and social studies content knowledge
- Appropriately leveled content provides access to every type of learner
- Includes text features such as captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary
- Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness