Getting Creative with Longhouse Designs

Getting Creative with Longhouse Designs photo

As a culminating activity to their English Language Arts module on the Iroquois, fourth-graders at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School created their own longhouses.

Getting as creative as possible, the students crafted some unique designs which included using different resources to build the houses. The students learned about the men and women worked together to build the longhouses and how some of the houses could be hundreds of feet in length to hold different members of their clan. The fourth-graders had the opportunity to show off their knowledge of the Iroquois and their architectural creations during a gallery walk in December.