Who were the Lenape Native Americans of New Jersey and Pennsylvania? In The Ways of the Lenape, Rob Aptaker uses Native American artifacts to explore the tools, clothing, toys, games, medicine and music that were part of their daily lives. A fascinating introduction to Lenape cultures and customs.
Through song and guided activities, Billy B. demonstrates how pre-Columbian Native Americans used their ingenuity to build wigwams out of plants, make tools from flint, and trap wildlife for food. There is plenty of audience participation as students come to understand that Native Americans were the first recyclers!
Students investigate Native American culture through the arts. Each classroom (or grade level) studies the Indian Nations of a specific geographic location by hearing their stories, recreating their crafts, and re-imagining their ceremonies.
A medley of folklore, legends, and poems inspire the creation of cloth books. Students embroider and embellish these tiny treasures with thread, fabric, and found objects. This little treasure trove of a book can be adapted to many curricular areas!
Hiawatha, a curious young boy, decides to disobey his grandmother and seek a vision alone in the forest. There he finds a sacred cave and enters a magical world full of talking animals and fantastic spirits! He meets a wise Mohawk, called The Peacemaker, who teaches him a wonderful lesson. At last, with the help […]
Yah-Oh-Way, meaning “it is good” in Hopi, highlights the true depth and complexity of Native American societies. Students experience the origins and meanings of the various songs, dances, and traditions of the many tribes that inhabited North America before the arrival of Europeans. By participating in traditional ceremonies, including the Feather Dance, an annual expression […]
#High5Friday! This beautiful work, lead by YA teaching artist Marilyn Keating, is done through an ongoing partnership between YA and Bancroft School at Voorhees Pediatric Facility. Marilyn expertly works with teachers at the facility as well as the students who are medically fragile. Check out Marilyn’s blog for more examples of her work. #TeachingArtist #ReachEveryChild #ArtsMatter #InspiredLearning ow.ly/vRQq30gEyobMarilyn Keating... See MoreSee Less
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