Life Along the River: The Pamunkey Indian Tribe of Virginia 2022
June 28, 2022 - October 15, 2022
Date: June 28, 2022 - October 15, 2022
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Life Along the River: The Pamunkey Indian Tribe of Virginia hosted by the National Museum of the American Indian. This is an online/virtual event.
This is a two-part workshop series designed to introduce teachers to a new digital storybook for 4th and 5th graders. The storybook explores the history and contemporary lives of the Pamunkey peoples and includes related lesson plans and student learning activities. The content of the storybook is organized into four chapters: place; community and culture; history; and the future.
Guided by a facilitator, teachers will read the digital storybook, which contains narrative text supported by featured images, objects, maps, and primary source documents. Discussion questions, important vocabulary, and audio pronunciation of Native names and places are included in every chapter. To support and strengthen classroom implementation, the digital storybook contains related lessons and printable materials for teachers and students. These materials offer guidance on appropriate teaching of Pamunkey history and culture and recommended sequencing of student activities. Lessons and graphic organizers are designed to help students make connections between Pamunkey peoples’ communities, histories, and current lives and their own. Recommended for teachers of grades 4 and 5. Meets Social Studies and Environmental Science standards.
June 28, 2022, 4–5:30 PM
Explore Chapters 1 and 2 (Place, Community, and Culture) of the new digital storybook. Complete related lesson activities and have opportunities to ask questions of the curricula designer.
July 26, 2022, 4–5:30 PM
Explore Chapters 3 and 4 (History and the Future) of the new digital storybook. Complete related lesson activities and have opportunities to ask questions of the curricula designer.
October 15, 2022, 10 AM–2 PM
Teachers who participate in the Pamunkey Teacher Training Program are invited to join us for a visit to the Pamunkey Indian Museum and Cultural Center in King William, Virginia, to deepen their knowledge of Pamunkey history and the vibrancy of contemporary Pamunkey life. There will be a lecture, tour, and luncheon from 10 AM to 1 PM. From 1 to 2 PM, there will be an optional one-hour pottery demonstration and the chance to make your own piece of pottery under the skillful guidance of a Pamunkey potter.
Submitted by Kelli Gowder on: July 25, 2022