Created with Grolier Online, Scholastic’s “Research Starters: The Anasazi and Pueblo Indians” offers students a jump-start on their research papers about these Native American cultures.
In addition to a brief introduction, students will find a glossary of terms to know, and links to 12 Scholastic reading activities on related subjects, from the Natural Bridges National Monument to Kivas (sacred ceremonial chambers of present-day Pueblo Indians).
Plus, Scholastic culled the Web and tracked down 32 helpful, interesting sites related to Native Americans, including:
• Native American Home Pages: Award-winning database of Native American Web resources covering individual nations, organizations, colleges, arts, languages, native businesses, and more. Maintained by Lisa A. Mitten, bibliographer at the Univ. of Pittsburgh.
• National Museum of the American Indian: This Smithsonian Institution site contains information about the museum's exhibitions and research as well as an annotated listing of other Native American sites on the Internet.
• Collapse — Why Do Civilizations Fall?: This Web site, from the Annenberg/CPB Project, presents theories and methods used by archaeologists to study the decline of societies. A journal allows users to record clues and reach conclusions regarding the collapse of individual civilizations.