Native American Day Explained
The First Grade classes participated in special Native American Day activities on November 17. As a part of their social studies curriculum, students study the lifestyle and significance of the first people of North America – Native Americans. On Native American Day, the students participate in games the Native Americans played, which helps them better understand the past, as well as learn how Native Americans actually lived and the natural resources they used. The students also learned how Native Americans communicated. They wrote their own story using Native American symbols on “buffalo skin.” Students also created rain makers and learned how some Native Americans used these items in prayer in times of need. This special day helped bring to life the students’ study of Native Americans and their lives many years ago.