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  1. Looking for resources for Native American Heritage Month?
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  3. Find teaching resources, videos, crafts and more!
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With the crackle of leaves underfoot, we welcome in Native American Heritage Month (aka American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) in November. And yes, we’ve got a school newsletter template for that!

We kick it off with some social studies resources: an interactive website to look up what tribal land your school is on, a great collection of ready-to-use activities and lesson plans built around primary sources, and a blog post about 12 Native American women that everyone should know about.

Next up, a fascinating dive into numbers thanks to the Census Bureau, followed by ELA resources: a series of short films, and a great booklist.

Last up — are you struck by the beauty of the background in this template? We were too! It’s a Navajo woven blanket. In the next section of the template, you can find a variety of resources for teaching about Navajo weaving, including in-class weaving projects. Last but not least, a cool-sounding free workshop for teachers put on by the Smithsonian.

A Meaningful November Newsletter

The Hopi Indians had a saying, “The one who tells the stories rules the world.” Here’s a template filled with stories — we hope you enjoy the telling of them!

Keep Families Informed with an Elementary Classroom Newsletter
Make sure elementary students have maximum support at home by sharing a weekly classroom update with families. It makes a difference!
Using Technology to Get Creative with Book Reports
One of the great things about edtech is that it allows us to reinvent tired assignments in new and exciting ways.
Free Meet the Teacher Template
Sending out a Meet the Teacher template to families or students is a great way to start building those all important student-teacher relationships. It gives students an opportunity to get to know you in a way that feels personal (but also in a manner totally controlled by you!)