Photo: Grade 4 students Jaya Goodrich and Dylan Houck with presenter Jamie Reason.

Fourth and fifth graders at Maria Regina School, Seaford, recently explored Native American culture during an in-school field trip led by Journeys into American Indian Territory. With the guidance of the presenters, Bob Vetter and Jamie Reason, the students experienced first hand the music, government, shelters, lifestyles and community of the Eastern Woodlands People.

Through a variety of hands–on workshops, students gained a better understanding of the beliefs and way of life of these first inhabitants of North America. Students played traditional games, explored tribal government practices and learned how “technology” was evident in the tools and weapons made and used. Traditional music, storytelling, and dance were also included in the program.