My programs are designed to be an "in-school" field trip intended for an entire grade level.  They are unique in that it is a "hands-on" experience and that I will present to each class individually instead of giving a grade wide assembly.  This small group format allows my "hands-on" time to work so I do not combine classes.  This also gives a more personal approach so I can converse, answer questions, and interact with the students one on one.

I offer my programs (listed below) in three formats, Standard, Extended and Long.  The Standard format is one hour for each class in your grade level.  The Extended format is one hour and twenty minutes per class, and the Long format is one and a half hours per class.

For both programs and all formats, I give a dynamic, high energy and interactive presentation that lasts about 45 minutes.  That is followed by a 15 minute "hands-on" segment to let the students feel all of the natural resources and try on the hand made items.  

The Extended format adds an exciting games segment where I bring in three traditional Native American games for the students to play.  The kids love them.

The Long format adds the games segment (above) in addition to a trap and fire bow demonstration, both big hits with the teachers and students.

North American Culture Areas (Regions) Program

This program introduces and explains the culture areas or regions of North America the students are learning about.  It shows how the Native People lived within their environment and developed from the resouces available to them.  Examples from many different culture areas are represented.  This program follows the Michigan fifth grade social studies curriculum and is suitable for students in fourth grade or above.

Michigan Program

This program specifically covers the Native people who lived in Michigan.  It briefly includes the Ancient cultures of Michigan as well as the Europeans that came here, however, the focus is on the Tribes of the Three Fires.  It also explores Michigan resources and how they were used.  This program is intended to follow the Michigan social studies curriculum for third grade.  It is suitable for both third and forth grade students.

For pricing or other information please email gary@nativeamericanexperience.net or call 248-303-5405 and ask for Gary.

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