Fourth Grade Students at MLK Receive Award for Native American Educational Experience

SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE November 2015

Fourth Grade Students at MLK Receive Award for Native American Educational Experience

This fall the fourth grade students at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School were the proud recipients of the Jean Klein Scholarship Award from The Wood Library & Museum in South Windsor, CT.  This award is named in honor of Jean Klein who created the library’s Native American Program.  As the first recipients of this award, the fourth grade students at MLK had the opportunity to participate in a unique hands-on opportunity to learn about Native American culture and traditions. 
 
They traveled to the Wood Library and Museum and participated in five units of study that focused on the Native Podunks.  Activities included stone tool making, food preparation and a study of village life, trail map and travel, a wagon ride and meadow walk.   As the first recipients of the award, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School’s name was also placed on a plaque to be housed at the library.  For more information on the library and its programming, please visit www.woodmemoriallibrary.org.


Above, fourth grade students from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, School look and listen intently at a presentation on Native American tool making at the Wood Library and Museum in South Windsor.
 


Above, fourth grade MLK students touch animal furs presented by Little Hawk in the Podunk village.
 
 

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