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November is Native American Heritage Month!

The Ways of the Lenape
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.
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The Rock-Knockin Native Americans
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!  
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Native American Folk Art
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.
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Legends, Lore, and Little Cloth Books
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!
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Hiawatha
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 […]
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Yah-Oh-Way
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 […]
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November 13, 2017

Press Release: 9 Schools Named Winners of up to $5,000 in Early Childhood Arts Education Scholarships From Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern PA

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November 1, 2017

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"David Gonzalez was AMAZING!! He captivated them from the minute he stepped onto the stage and held their attention for the entire program. He is truly a gifted storyteller!"

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"Our school community truly appreciated the art that the performers of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre brought to us. It was an amazing experience enjoyed by all! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to bring this program to children!"

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