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Native American Museum Night


November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. With that in mind, wouldn't November be the perfect time to focus student learning and a special parent night on the heritage of Native Americans? "Our students prepare projects related to a tribe of their choice," principal Pat Green told Education World. "Those projects integrate history with language arts, communications, and presentation skills.

"It's a great interdisciplinary project and involves many parents and community members," added Green, who is principal at Cedar Heights Junior High School in Port Orchard, Washington. The event is organized by the school's eighth-grade history teachers and draws about 250 people. In addition to the student projects, local tribal representatives present displays and dance demonstrations.