Greenvale students took on the roles of architects and engineers when they designed and built longhouses and wigwams. Fourth graders in Toni Gamils class worked in groups this month to complete the project.
Students first learned how Native Americans constructed their dwellings with sticks, trees and other natural resources before they drew their designs and started building. The class used cardboard, craft sticks, felt and other modern-day materials.
The project employed STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) techniques throughout the lesson.
After the students built their houses, they evaluated the structures and determined what improvements they could implement.