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Native American Environments & Culture

Native American Environments & Culture

Exhibit Workshop (Docent Program)

Take a closer look at the Algonquin, Apache, Haida, Pueblo, Inuit, Haudenosaunee and Plains cultures. Compare & contrast the past material culture of these various groups of Native Americans living across North America. Explore how the religious, social, political, economic, technological and artistic aspects of these communities are impacted by their environment.

In-person capacity may be limited in compliance with public health guidelines in effect on the day of your visit.

Subjects: Social Studies
Program Type: Guided Exhibit Workshops
NYS Standards:

  • K.2c Children and families from different cultures all share some common characteristics, but also have specific differences that make them unique.
  • K.7 People and communities are affected by and adapt to their physical environment.
  • K.7a Climate, seasonal weather changes, and the physical features associated with the community and region all affect how people live.
  • K.8b People use folktales, legends, oral histories, and music to teach values, ideas, traditions, and important events from the past.
  • 1.6 People and communities depend on and modify their physical environment in order to meet basic needs.
  • 1.6a People and communities depend on the physical environment for natural resources.
  • 2.5b The location of physical features and natural resources often affects where people settle and may affect how those people sustain themselves.
  • 2.8 Communities face different challenges in meeting their needs and wants.
  • 3.3 Geographic factors often influence where people settle and form communities. People adapt to and modify their environment in different ways to meet their needs.
  • 3.3a Geographic factors influence where people settle and their lifestyle. Some geographic factors make a location more suitable for settlement, while others act as deterrents.
  • Students will examine the geographic factors of each selected world community, including physical features and climate, noting how certain factors are likely to support settlement and larger populations.
  • Students will investigate the lifestyle of the people who live in each selected world community and how the lifestyle has been influenced by the geographic factors.

Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Start Date: 09/20/2021
End Date: 06/24/2022
Program Length: 50 min.
Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: Pre K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
Minimum Attendence: 8
Maximum Attendence: 30

How Much Does It Cost?

  • $8 per person; PLUS: $5.00 Additional per person charge; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free
  • In-Person Lunch Fee: $25 per classroom needed, students required to bring bag lunch

Minimum Student Charge: 15 students

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Lead Time: At least 3 weeks

Need More Information?

Name: Guest Services
Phone: 585.697.1942

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