This year I decided instead of doing a traditional Thanksgiving theme for the month of November we would study Native American history.
We focused on 3 tribes and they were Chennye, Powhatan and the Cherokee. Lil J was super excited to see his room change to reflect our study. I was a little concern I wouldn’t be able to find much hands-on materials for us to use but I found just enough to help us.
I wanted the information that I presented to Lil J to be accurate so I sought the help of friends who were natives and certified Native American websites and literature.
I was very fortunate to come across several books that were written by actual Native American. One of Lil J favorite was “Giving Thanks” by Chief Jake Swamp this book is beautifully illustrated and elegantly written, we read this book several times. I also purchased the Safari Toob Powhatan Indian Village and used the learning key from Living Montessori Now.
I created a sensory activity with a bag of mixed beans, Lil J loved looking at all beans and using them play with his 3 part cards.
Until Next Time,
Mama Montessori and Lil J