Sitting Bull


This fascinating biography tells the story of Sitting Bull, a Dakota Sioux chief who was instrumental in leading his people in their fight against westward expansion by settlers. Students will learn about the cultural differences between the Sioux and the settlers, and the challenges Sitting Bull faced in trying to protect his people. This is a great way to get kids thinking about their own attitudes and how they can impact others.

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This comprehensive lesson plan covers everything from Sitting Bull’s early life to his eventual leadership of the Lakota people. Students will learn about his struggles to protect his people from white settlers moving west, and how he eventually came to understand and respect a culture that was different from his own. By the end of the lesson, students will have a greater understanding not only of Sitting Bull and his impact on history, but also of their own cultural attitudes and how they can impact others. So don’t wait – get your Sitting Bull lesson plan today!

Additional information


3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade


Biography, Social Studies

State Educational Standards

NCSS.D2.HIS.4.6-8, NCSS.D2.HIS.3.6-8, & NSSS.D2.HIS.14.3-5

Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.