Native American Heritage Month Education Resources

Challenge bias | Teach the truth | Celebrate resilience

The following is a curated list of resources to support educators and families in teaching Native American heritage through a social justice lens. Books & Reading Lists

  • Picture & Early Reader Books

  • Children’s Book Read-Alouds

  • Middle & High School Books

  • Curriculum & Teaching Books


Lesson Plans & Curriculum

IllumiNative: Native Education for All Lesson Plans | Art | Curriculum/Unit Designed for both in-classroom as well as remote learners, this project-based lesson plan asks: What is the impact on human lives and property, biodiversity, and air and water quality when we honor and restore land stewardship to Indigenous peoples?



Native Knowledge 360 Lesson Plans | Teaching Guides | Videos | Articles | Art Native Knowledge 360° (NK360°) provides educators and students with new perspectives on Native American history and cultures. NK360° provides educational materials, virtual student programs, and teacher training that incorporate Native narratives, more comprehensive histories, and accurate information to enlighten and inform teaching and learning about Native America.


Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Lesson Plans | Videos | Curriculum/Unit This curriculum was developed by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in accordance with Oregon academic standards. A well-produced and thorough curriculum covering Social Studies, Math, and Language Arts.







Tribal History — Shared History Oregon Dept. of Ed. Lesson Plans The ODE partnered with representatives of the nine federally recognized tribal governments in Oregon to create Essential Understandings of Native Americans in Oregon and contracted with Education Northwest to create lesson plans (in grades 4th, 8th, and 10th).