Literature Unit - The Sign of the Beaver (/Online)
by Kim A. Howe, M.S.
Examine the relationship between two boys from different cultures as they come to appreciate and learn from each other. Explore how the lives of both the Native Americans and the pioneers were dependent on resources found in their natural environment. Practice research skills, learn new vocabulary, and practice persuasive writing. Review story elements and character development.
This online unit is designed to be used in conjunction with the Native Americans social studies unit but can also be used as a standalone literature unit.