Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Presents Native American History & Culture at GAMS
On Tuesday, November 12th, Carl Heitmuller, a Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Environmental Educator presented to Ms. Forino and Ms. Santana’s classes about Native American culture and the local Lenape Nation.
The presentation explored:
- Native American Culture
- Social and family life
- Use of toys and stories as teaching tools
- Tool making, clothing construction, food preparation
- Hunting and gathering for food
- Basic structure of shelters such as the long house and wic-a-wam
- Construction of tools from stone, bone and wood
- Clothing made from skins and pelts
Scholars heard stories, played games and were able have hands-on experiences with objects such as tools and fur pelts/buckskins.
Read more about the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum programs here: https://www.hhnm.org/
TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (email@example.com).