November 18

Powhatan Village

We have just completed a Powhatan village from the Eastern Woodlands region of the United States. The children worked in teams of three. Each team created a wigwam, canoe, fire pit, and tree. Then each child selected animals and natives to place in the village.

The Powhatan people lived in wigwams and traveled by foot or canoe.  The men hunted, made tools and traps, and protected the village.  The women made the wigwams, gathered nuts and berries, and farmed. Pocahontas was a Powhatan.

The children really enjoyed this hands-on collaborative activity!

November 18

Alliteration

We have been learning to identify alliteration and then use it in our writing.  Alliteration is when a beginning sound is used repetitively. ( It may or may not be the same letter.)  Alliteration is another type of figurative language.  We also discovered that alliteration is used in many names and titles.