Grade 7 Iroquois Project

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By Mr. Tugaw, 7th Grade Teacher
Seventh grade social studies students have been researching the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people. All students presented their research to their classes, created relevant visuals and wrote a formal research paper. As a supplement to the project, local historians were invited to speak and present artifacts relevant to the Iroquois. Mrs. Shotzberger and Mrs. Hill, of the Cazenovia Public Library, presented the artifacts to the students in a “hands-on” lab setting. The lesson focused on Iroquois culture prior to European contact and was part of a four-part program made possible by the Middle School PTA. Later presentations will focus on the Iroquois role in the American Revolution, the impact of the Erie Canal and a Cazenovia photo presentation using historical images.
The longhouse displayed on the front page of the web site was created by Brian Pezzi.
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Students interacting with various Iroquois artifacts

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