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JKHA Fourth Graders Research Native American Tribes

As the culmination to the fourth grade Native American unit, students exhibited their understanding of Native American culture in a special display. Students researched assigned tribes and created brochures. They researched food, economy, geography, shelter, important leaders and relationship with European settlers.

Next, students created projects at home to demonstrate their understanding of their tribe. Students created artifacts like headdresses, tomahawks and moccasins. Some students created posters and powerpoints. Others built 3D dioramas of Native American life. Students were able to select how they wanted to demonstrate their understanding of Native American culture.

In conjunction with their research project, the students worked on making Dream Catchers in art. They created their own patterns which have been placed on their Dream Catchers. These projects are all hanging in the school atrium. Students also created powerpoint slideshows to introduce their tribes.

All parts of the Native American projects were displayed when fourth grade students presented their projects to the second and third graders.

The unit culminated with a trip to Waterloo Village to see the Native American exhibit. The trip gave students the opportunity to experience life in a Lenape Village, and display all of the knowledge they’ve acquired.

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