Authentic Native American lesson

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Fourth-graders at Aquebogue Elementary School dove into Native American history during a full-day presentation made by representatives of “Journey’s into American Indian Territory” on Nov. 29. 

During the program, led by Jamie Reason, a member of the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee, and Robert Vetter, an anthropologist and educational consultant, students learned about ancient teachings and customs of Native Americans. 

The program, which ties into students’ unit of study on Native Americans, included hands-on activities and an opportunity to see and touch Native American artifacts. Students played authentic Native American games, listened and danced to Native American music and participated in a clay workshop. They also watched a film that depicted what life was like for Native Americans after the European settlers arrived.