Ms. Harrelson's Class Learns About Eastern Woodland Indians

Mrs Harrelson's 6th grade hearing impaired students recently completed a variety of projects associated with Eastern Woodland Indians. The students built a representation of a longhouse after carefully selecting similar coverings that would be used by forest dwelling native Americans. After viewing media pertaining to this group on Ersola, both girls were interested in tools that the women used. A typical head-worn basket as well as a bowl were constructed. The hummingbird was discussed as a symbol often found in art of that period. Preparing visual projects helps the students better understand life as it was long ago in America.