Using the book More Than Moccasins: A Kid's Activity Guide To Traditional North American Indian Life as well as several other resources, we will learn about Native Americans from different regions of North America. We will do crafts, lapbooks/research projects, reading/storytelling, foods, etc. If there is enough interest, we will visit the Iroquois Indian Museum (about 1.25 hrs away) and The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center (about 2.5 hrs away).
Students will explore a variety of topics through lapbooks. Lapbooks are file folders that have been converted into a project display board of sorts. This method of learning blends all the senses and a child's inclination to color, cut and paste. Projects will develop independent working habits, reading and writing, dexterity, and organizational skills. Each project is self-contained.