5 Games to Learn About Native Americans This Thanksgiving


“There are always two sides of a story. Unfortunately, when it comes to the history of Thanksgiving, generations of Americans have been taught a one-sided history in homes and schools.”

Learn math and get immersed in the Native American history of the Plains Indians with the games listed below:

1. Fish Lake

Fish Lake game on Windows computer

Get Fish Lake for Windows, Mac or iPad

Recommended Grades 4-6
Math: Fractions
History: Ojibwe (Chippewa) History, Plains Indians

In Fish Lake, players practice with Fractions while learning math problem-solving strategies. They’ll also be introduced to Native American history. Watch out for poisonous snakes! Canoe through the rapids. Find enough food for your village’s survival. Figure out “what’s fair.” Who knew you could get this excited about fractions? Recommended for grades 4 and up.

Plays on Windows, Mac and iPad

 


2. Making Camp Ojibwe

Recommended Grades 3-5
Math: Multiplication and Division
History: Ojibwe (Chippewa) , Plains Indians

In Making Camp Ojibwe, players practice multiplication and division skills while learning math problem-solving strategies. They’ll also be introduced to Native American history. Earn points by solving math problems and answering social studies questions in the village-building simulation game.

Plays on Windows, Mac, Chrome, iPad, Android

 


3. Making Camp: Lakota

tipi in the woods

Recommended Grades 4- 5
Math: Division
History: Lakota , Plains Indians
In Lakota and English
Learn how the Lakota lived. Experience the Lakota language. Improve math skills.In Making Camp Lakota, players practice multiplication and division skills. They’ll also be introduced to Lakota history and culture. Earn points by solving math problems and answering social studies questions in the village-building simulation game as you earn items to customize your tipi.Created with the Thunder Valley Community Development Corp., Making Camp Lakota is the the FIRST fully English/Lakota bilingual, cross-curricular math video game.  Language of instruction is controlled by the player on every screen within the game, including text, audio and video content. It can be played in English, Lakota or flipping between the two. It is the second bilingual game in our Making Camp series.Whether you are a Lakota speaker, a Lakota language learner or hearing Lakota for the very first time, Making Camp Lakota has something for you!

4. Making Camp: PREMIUM!

Making Camp Premium
Recommended Grades 3- 5
Math: Multiplication and Division
History: Ojibwe (Chippewa) , Plains Indians
English: Idioms, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, homophones
Get three times the content of “Making Camp Ojibwe” in this fun and interactive app. In “Making Camp Premium,” players practice multiplication and division skills while learning math problem-solving strategies. They’ll also be introduced to Native American history. PLUS get the completely new words challenges section, an activity randomizer and more. Customize your virtual wigwam inside and out. Earn points by solving math problems, learning about language arts and answering social studies questions in the village-building simulation game.

5. Spirit Lake

Recommended Grades 3-5
Math: Multiplication and Division
History: Dakota (Sioux) History, Plains Native Americans

 

Learn Multiplication and Division from a 3-D Adventure Game set in Native American History

In Spirit Lake: The Game, players learn how to solve multiplication, division and geometry through word problems set in the context of a stories based on the history and culture of the Dakota people. Save your tribe from attacks and a spreading epidemic by solving math problems while escaping rabid wolves and hunting buffalo. Math has never been this fun!

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