Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Native American Architecture Class

Mikro is taking a class at the Center for Architecture on Native American Architecture, specifically, learning how wigwams and longhouses are built. At the first session, they saw a presentation on the subject, then rolled up their sleeves and started working on model wigwams. Each child will build his own to keep. Then they will build longhouses cooperatively, and design an entire village, complete with three sisters garden, drying racks, etc. This is great for Mikro's fine motor skills, and the subject matter is close to our hearts.

From the train on our way homeward, the river looked lovely. Mikro wanted me to take photos of us, too, so I did.

1 comment:

Ina's 5 and our Native Homeschool Blog said...

What an amazing class! My husband can build longhouses. They are a lot of work. Knowing how to build a wigwam would be very useful out in the woods.