Native American Experience offers "hands-on" learning programs to elementary school students. My programs align with the Michigan common core standards and has been designed to support your cirriculum and enhance your students education. The goal of my "hands-on" experience is to bring to life the cirriculum through feeling the same materials and items the indigenous people of North America used. I offer my own knowledge accumulated throughout a lifetime of learning, research and education, as well as living the experience to better understand how the indigenous people lived. I learn from a variety of sources and don't just read how something was done, but I do it myself. Most of the items displayed have been personally hand-made using traditional methods and are modeled after actual artifacts. This allows me to let the students use all of there senses to hold, examine and try on the items. There will also be dozens of old artifacts and vintage items to reinforce the items I hand make. Your students will benefit from the knowledge I have accumulated since I was a young boy and add to year after, as well as by touching the creations and rescourses I bring in.
Please visit my "Programs & Formats" page to get more specific information.
For each program a dynamic, passionate and interactive presentation is given, followed by the "hands-on" segment. I bring an extensive collection of materials gathered in nature so the students can better understand what they are learning in books. This includes furs, leather, rawhide, bones, tendons (sinew), hooves, antlers, horns, shells, plant fibers, roots, elm bark, birch bark, cedar bark, flint, obsidian and much more. My display includes my handmade authentic reproductions of artifacts, age old artifacts and vintage items, as well as a large collection of European trade goods. This literally allows me to -
"Bring the Museum to You."
My unique, fun, and educational programs will be an unforgettable memory and give your students a new appreciation and understanding of the Native people of North America. Please refer to my "Pictures" page to get an idea of a few of the items I will share and some presentation pictures of me in action.
I also encourage you to visit my "Testimonials" page and see what some of your colleagues thought of my programs.