Claremore Daily Progress

November 28, 2013

Researching Culture

Claremont students present findings on Native American tribes

Tom Fink
Claremore Progress

CLAREMORE — Claremont Elementary School third-graders recently studied Native Americans and the regions to which they were specific as part of their unit leading up to Thanksgiving.

As part of the student’s study, students in Jaime Massey, Teri Launius, Tracy Casey, Beth Caldwell and Lisa Fink built dioramas which were set up in the classrooms and the hallways at Claremont, inviting other students to tour their rooms and learn about the different tribes, their habits, and the regions in which the Native Americans lived.

“We did a Native American research project which consisted of two parts: a research report and an artifact.” Massey said. “Each third grade student choose a Native American tribe from Eastern Woodlands, Southwest, Plains or the Southeast region.  

“We had a large variety of tribes chosen: Apache, Hopi, Algonquin, Tlingit, and others,” she said. “The students worked on the project for two weeks and presented their artifact and research to the entire school in museum form.”