Marion Street Elementary School fourth-graders furthered their knowledge on Native Americans with an in-house field trip, Journeys Into American Indian Territory on Jan. 29. Anthropologist and director Robert Vetter, along with presenter Patricia Shih spent the day with fourth grade classes educating students on Native Americans of New York and the Eastern Woodlands.
Students participated in a moving museum in the school gymnasium where they looked at artifacts and walked through a longhouse model. They also played social and active games of the Algonquian and Iroquois people, listened to stories, created a Woodlands style clay pot and learned a traditional song and dance. The hand-on experience gave Marion Street students a better understanding of Native American culture and history.