Cooper Students Study Local History
is known about the early Native Americans of Sheboygan County.
Recently, Cooper Elementary School third grade social studies classes
studied Native American life through myths, legends, archaeological
remains and stories of explorers, missionaries, traders, and early
Under the guidance of third grade
teacher, Ann Wusterbarth, students learned about the fishing, trapping
and hunting habits of the Woodland tribes that inhabited this area.
Students learned that deer, elk, bear, wolves, bobcats, beaver,
muskrats, minks, otter and birds were hunted and used for food,
clothing and pelts for trading. They studied Native American dwellings
and constructed a classroom wigwam covered with "hide's" decorated with
stories of their lives.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
May 20, 2009