Michigan history comes alive for Flickinger students
Michigan history comes alive for Flickinger students
Posted on 12/16/2016
Flickinger student wearing native American dress

Third graders at Flickinger Elementary connected with the Three Fires of Michigan in a new way through a greatNative American presentation by Mr. Gary Ghareeb.  

After reading expository texts about what life was like for NativeAmericans in Michigan in the days before statehood and viewing videos on Discovery Education, students had the unique opportunity to interact in a hands on way with artifacts.  

Mr. Ghareeb discussed NativeAmerican life and history with explorers including settlements and culture.  Students especially enjoyed wearing furs and jewelry as well as exploring Native American toys and tools.  

"I liked how we got to touch the artifacts like the bracelets," said third grader Alayna Smith.

"It was fun to touch the furs and learn about how Native Americans lived," added third grader Avelina Roberts.

This unique learning experience was provided in thanks to the generosity of the Flickinger Parent Group.