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Friday, March 23, 2007

Iroquois Beads

Yesterday, we reviewed the Iroquois of the Northeast. Madison loves this Indian group because their women were strong figures. Okay, I enjoy reading about them for that reason too!
After reviewing, I let the kids make Iroquois bead necklaces. They are very symbolic of the Iroquois Confederacy. They exchanged them anytime there was something important to be said or an agreement to be made. I told the kids that they would have to give their necklaces away to someone in exchange for an agreement of some sort. They weren't too happy about having to give them away, but had fun making them. We'll see what they come up with....it'll be interesting.

4 Comments:

Blogger momof3feistykids said...

Those are beautiful!
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6:46 PM  
Blogger K said...

What pretty necklaces! Did they follow through with the trade?

9:35 PM  
Blogger playingschool said...

Very nice! How did they make them?

8:59 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Thanks for the notes!

K..No, they haven't done their trades yet. I'll wait until we do Social Studies on Monday to ask them what they are going to do :).

playingschool..Madison has so many bead kits. We used her bracelet making thread and beads to do the three extensions off the necklace. Then we tied each extension onto the brown yarn. I used brown yarn so it would look a little like rope, which I needed but didn't have.

11:10 AM  

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