Digging Up the Past

Miller Place students in fourth grade at Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School explored Native American culture after transforming the elementary school into a temporary Native American museum. Each class in the fourth grade attended an Eastern Woodlands full-day workshop program which included a museum presentation, traditional stories and games, crafts, singing and dancing, and much more. Students were given the opportunity to help lead the group with the speaker in the demonstration and storytelling portions of the day. Students even got up close and personal with replica Native American artifacts.

The event was designed to be an interactive way to educate students on American origins and the value of understanding diverse cultures. LADSBS’s students enjoyed switching up their daily routine to learn about Native American history in a nontraditional classroom setting.

For more information about the Miller Place School District, please visit the District’s website: www.millerplace.k12.ny.us