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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fifth Grade at the National Museum of the American Indian

Fifth grade boys went on a newly introduced field trip yesterday to the National Museum of the American Indian in downtown Manhattan.

The trip coincides with the boys’ study of the cultures and contributions of specific Native American tribes. At the Museum, they listened to cultural interpreters describe different aspects of the Inuit, Iroquois, and Sioux societies.

While investigating drawings, animal skins, and a variety of indigenous tools, the boys learned about how each tribe maximized natural resources throughout its physical surroundings.  

To conclude their trip, the boys sketched different artifacts on display in the museum’s “Infinity of Nations” exhibit.

Sketches will be displayed during the fifth grade’s upcoming Native American Research Presentations.

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