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Field Trip: Lenni-Lenape and the Jersey Shore

One of the co-ops we are a part of took a field trip last month on a hot day down to Sandy Hook, NJ to learn about the native Lenape tribe who once lived in that area and what their ways of life entailed.  Our guide gave us a history lesson, showed some items as visual guides along with the lesson, and then took us down to the water where each student was able to learn how to fish in the way that the Lenni-Lenape.  Afterwards they played games in order to learn further (such as how to hunt).  They learned how to try to make fire (though it was really too hard so no one was able to do it successfully) and about jewelry making.  We spent a few hours there and it was a great experience for all of our children (even if mine did give me attitude a couple times, they really had fun, learned a lot, and were thankful we were able to go).

If you have a large student group that wants to enjoy this activity too, here’s the website!
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