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Third Grade Lenape Feast at Swimming River
During this Social Studies unit, third grade students learn about the way of life of the Lenape people, as well as the three groups of the Lenape known as the Unami, Munsee and Unilactigo. One way the students learn this information is from observing artifacts from a “Traveling Trunk of Native American Life” borrowed from the Monmouth Museum.
The Lenape Feast was held in the cafeteria of Swimming River School on Wednesday, November 25th. The third grade teachers, along with the help of parent volunteers, arranged for a feast for students to enjoy some foods that represent how the Lenape ate. Each third grade class created headdresses and posters with Native American picture writing to signify the group of the Lenape they represented. For example, Mrs. Delaney and Mr. Stroever’s students wore headdresses for the Unami. Students also participated in additional activities in their individual classrooms.
There is much to learn about the early people and history of the place we call New Jersey!
Kudos to our third grade teachers for bringing history to life!