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ESAA Students Celebrate Learning with Pow-Wow

Students in Ms. Marzouki's and Mrs. Heinen's classes at the Elementary School for the Arts and Academics (ESAA) completed an integrated study of Native Americans by celebrating at Cole Park with a Pow-wow. The overarching idea explored was, "How does the environment impact how people live?" Through two-way integration with drama teachers, Mike Hanlon and Andrew North, students learned the importance of oral storytelling and created and presented class legends, during movement and music under the direction of Jan Anderson and Rayna Rokicki,

Students learned the significance of circle dances in various cultures and created a dance, which was presented along with drumming. Michele Konrad, visual arts teacher, guided the students in creating a classroom totem pole. Writing and reading included research on how Native Americans in different regions lived and writing a ledger book of their findings. Families helped students prepare food for the pow-wow.

The Elementary School for the Arts and Academics is a public charter school located on the Grant Campus.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 12, 2009