Thursday, May 28, 2015

Native American Museum

Last week, my third graders hosted a Native American museum highlighting everything they had learned during our big unit. 

Each section was divided into 4 groups, each group researching a tribal group. They learned to take notes while they studied their tribe's food, shelter, culture, and more. Each child then chose a topic to learn more about relating to their tribe. They took more notes and did more research and then wrote 5 paragraph reports (I didn't do that in 3rd grade!). 
They made posters to share their learning and highlight what they studies about their tribe. Can we say impressive? Each group worked so hard to best present their learning and information.
At home, each child created an artifact that connected to their individual research topic. We had Chief Joseph's headdress, a lacrosse stick, a sweat lodge, bows and arrows, moccasins, a Pueblo house, wolf hat, Iroquois historical timeline, a buffalo hunt, and many, many more!
Then they played docents and took their parents, and each other, around the museum. Sharing their learning and beaming, so proud of their hard work.

I am so proud of these kiddos. They learned SO much and did so well sharing their hard work with their families.

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9 thoughts on the matter:

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

we do this in 3rd grade too. I like that your school calls it a museum!

aspiritofsimplicity said... {Reply}

I love that they are learning this. I just took a class on American Indian Lit and it was wonderful. If you are interested you should read some of N. Scott Momaday. He is very good.

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

Very cool- I love learning about things like this.

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

I am always sooooo impressed by all the creative and unique activities you create for your students. Bravo! I wish there were more teachers like you.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said... {Reply}

Like, really good work!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

This is so amazing! I'm really impressed with their talents!! Wow!

Beverley Baird said... {Reply}

Looks like everyone was very involved. When I taught I loved when the children got so caught up in their projects. Presentations were usually fun.

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

Amazing work from the kiddos. You teach them so well and I bet they have learned so much this year!

renae of simple sequins said... {Reply}

awh sounds wonderful. I love the authentic resemblance they did.

So nice to hear from you! ♥ renae