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Native American Workshop

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Native American Workshop
by Grace Noone - Monday, December 2, 2019, 9:49 AM

Waverly first-graders took part in Native American workshops during the week of Nov. 25 and learned more about the culture and everyday life of Native Americans.

"The focus of the 90-minute workshop is to give students a sense of wonder how our indigenous people lived on this land in harmony with nature," said Margaret von der Meden of THEN and NOW Learning who conducted the workshops. "We focus on living, hunting and eating traditions and compare how we live now."

Students made their own tossing toy with Children learn about Native American Culture in workshop.cornhusks, played a stick game which then patience and discovered how an Algonquin rattle is used together with the Buffalo drum to make music.

At the end of each session, students handled many artifacts and discussed how Native Americans recycled garbage. They also had symbols of gratitude painted on their faces and learned of its importance.

The workshop reinforces the work going on in the classrooms. Teachers are reading books about the Mayflower and Thanksgiving with the children.

The Waverly PTA sponsored the Native American workshops, which have been taking place in the District for a quarter of a century.

Children make a toy out of cornhusks.