Mia Cooper knew exactly what her Iroquois rain stick was supposed to do: "They shook them really hard so plants would grow and they would have food."
Mia's two-foot-high, bright-colored rain stick, made from a combination of duct tape, cans, rice and macaroni, was among the two dozen displays at the Iroquois Museum in James Saburro's grade 4 classroom today as parents, grandparents and friends flocked to see the students' work.
Student in James Krogh's social studies classes will have their museum displays on Friday, March 4. Speech/language therapist Anne Ashcraft assists in both classrooms.
There were Iroquois long houses, tools, displays about the roles of women and men in Iroquois culture.
Saburro said it took about one and a half months for students to conduct the research, working in teams, and create the projects and individual papers about their projects.
Here are a few photos from today's interaction between the students and local officials. Click on the photos to enlarge them.