Our series on early America continued this week with a class on Native American Indians. After studying the Pilgrims last week, the kids learned why Indians were called "Indians" and got a glimpse of what life was like in an Indian tribe.
As a craft, they kids designed and created their own totem poles. This afternoon, Noah and I dug into some of the take-home materials, completing a word search and learning about the pictographs many different tribes used to communicate with each other. Noah then spent a good hour telling stories with the pictographs.
Later this week we'll be making a tepee craft I found on Enchanted Learning, then it's off to the library to pick up books to prepare for my upcoming co-op on The First Thanksgiving.