During the initial month of the new year, fourth class spent some time learning about Native American culture. We focused on the ancient Sioux tribe which roamed the central plains of North America until their demise in the mid 19th century.
We learned about the importance of the buffalo for the Native Americans and how their nomadic life depended on the existence of the buffalo. Fourth class examined how the Sioux tribe constructed and lived in tepees while also discovering the different roles of Sioux men, women and children.
Examining some of the Sioux traditions led us to create Native American Dreamcatchers as an art project. These dreamcatchers were placed over a person’s bed to let nightmares pass through the empty spaces easily but also to catch the pleasant dreams in the interwoven web.