Native American Museum at Garden City Park

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Fourth graders in John Contratti and Seth Miller’s classes displayed various projects in a Native American Museum at Garden City Park School on Jan. 22.

The museum was the culmination of a two-month social studies unit on the Iroquois and Algonquian tribes. The students utilized writing, crafts and technology skills to present the museum to visiting staff and parents.

Dioramas, wampum belts, False Face masks, Native American acrostic poems, letters to the Iroquois, dreamcatchers, history-related math equations and turtle rattle shells were on view throughout the school’s library. There was also Native American information available through Flipgrid, a social learning platform that allows educators to ask a question that the students then respond to in a video. Visitors to the museum were able to use a QR scanning app on their smartphones to watch the Flipgrid videos.