Elementary Students Experience Native American History

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Rhame Avenue fourth-graders and students from Centre Avenue learned about Native American history when the cultural immersion program Journeys Into American Indian Territory visited them on March 28.

During the in-house field trip, students were exposed to ancient artifacts, as well as activities that taught them about Native American customs. They enjoyed playing games, learned the importance of the oral tradition of telling stories, had an opportunity to grind corn and beat a traditional drum, and made clay pots. Students also used a bow and arrow and watched presenter Maddi Cheers use a blow dart.   

Rhame Avenue teacher Sarah Kane said the visit reinforced the students’ recent study of Eastern Woodland tribes, including how they lived, the clothing they wore and how they gathered their food.