City Kids has spent some time this year (as we do every year) studying Indigenous People of North America. Recently, we learned about the differing theories of how the first people populated this land, including the theory of the Bering Straight crossing and of earlier crossings using the kelp highway. We also spent some time learning about early technology, such as Clovis points.
To round out our unit, we visited a reproduction of a longhouse to study and celebrate the technology and architecture of the Iroquois. This trip was also part of our year long Exploring Arts program, which has focused on architecture.
The kids had so much fun studying and practicing the design techniques that went into building a longhouse.
*If you are part of an organization that educates children about the history or culture of Indigenous People, please let us know; we would love to work with you!