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Native American Day

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As an extension of their classroom lessons, fourth-grade students at Academy Street Elementary School were recently taken on an educational adventure into the rich historical backgrounds of Native American culture.

The presentations were brought to the school courtesy of the Long Island-based “Journeys into American Indian Territory.” Classes were divided amongst different parts of the school and students participated in a number of activities pertaining to different traditional Native American customs.
In the school’s gymnasium, students were introduced to authentic cultural elements of Native American tribes, such as hunting and gathering materials and traditional Iroquois drums. Additionally, presenter Richie Cornacchio spoke about how the tribes’ daily lives and gave students the opportunity to interact with genuine Iroquois and Algonquian artifacts.

Throughout the daylong workshop, students were also able to partake in traditional Iroquois and Algonquian games and create clay pots.

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