The boys are learning about life in early New York City. For the next couple of weeks, their teachers and the N-YHS expert will lead them in hands-on learning activities related to the Lenape tribe of early Manhattan--or Mannahatta--"the land of many hills."
Guided by their teachers and the N-YHS educator, the boys are now creating seasonal models of Lenape communities complete with longhouses and wigwams.
Through our partnership with the N-YHS--now in its fifth year--the boys benefit from having access to artifacts from the museum's collection and the expertise of an expert in the field. Saint David's also partners with N-YHS for a First Grade unit on mapping, in which the boys study the historical maps of New York City and explore how to create a map using the techniques of cartographers.
Learning out of the classroom is as important as learning inside the classroom. Saint David's boys are out and about.