Building a Wicwam

Unit: Dancing with the Hudson

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Destination(s)

Storm King Art Center

(845) 534-3115
1 MUSEUM ROAD

New Windsor, NY 12553
www.stormking.org

County

Orange

Grades

6th Grade,7th Grade,8th Grade,9th Grade,10th Grade,11th Grade,12th Grade

Author

Randolph School

Summary


While hiking, students hike learn to identify local tree species and to select an appropriate location for a wicwam. They cut saplings, strip the bark, and lash them together to create a frame and then cover it to complete the structure. The class also may imagine and/or role-play a piece of the life of a Wappinger tribe member. This lesson can be done on school grounds if hiking trips are not possible.
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