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"Native Americans - Lifestyle of the Woodland Indians"
Hands-on, interactive learning. One class up to 22 at a time. Runs 1.5 hours or more (at no extra charge to Scarsdale Public Schools)
What we offer:
AT THE CAMPSITE-students will learn of the daily routine at the campsites; the responsibilities of the men, women and children. They'll explore the inside of a wigwam, see 2 cook sites, a stretch rack for animal skins and a dugout canoe.
Discuss the importance of the "Three Sisters Garden"
They'll each take a turn:
using a mortar and pestle to pound corn into flour, practice making fire with a bow drill, and handle cooking and gardening tool replicas.
INTO THE WOODS! They'll pretend they are woodland natives, "hunt" and "gather" food, search the woods for the perfect tree that would make a proper dugout canoe, and we'll discuss fishing and trapping techniques.
FUN AND GAMES! Students will make, play and take home their own "Sacred Bowl Game".
-Try their skill at the "Hoop Game".
MUSIC AND DANCING!
We'll end the program with a ceremonial drum dance.