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Massapequa Observer - Schools

Maria Regina Students Experience Native American Culture

Maria Regina’s fourth and fifth grade students recently explored Native American culture through an exciting adventure. With the guidance of the presenters, Bob Vetter and Jamie Reason, the students experienced first hand the music, government, shelters, lifestyles and community of the Eastern Woodlands People.

 

Through a variety of hands–on workshops, students gained a better understanding of the beliefs and way of life of these first inhabitants of North America. Students played traditional games, explored tribal government practices, and learned how “technology” was evident in the tools and weapons made and used. Traditional music, storytelling, and dance were also shared, much to the delight of all participants.