Family Learning at the Library - Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

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Family Learning at the Library - Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Last date: Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, 4 p.m. (see all dates)

Family Learning at the Library - Thanksgiving Week!
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

In partnership with Howard University’s PBS station, WHUT, DC Public Library is celebrating Native American Heritage month with four family workshops based on the PBS Kids series, Molly of Denali, a culturally authentic portrayal of Alaska Native culture and values.

Through four activities from the Molly of Denali Family & Community Learning program, families will discover how Alaskan Native values correlate with their own family values. They will also learn about informational text through a specific activity presented each day that leads towards the creation of a mini family museum.

You will need the following items to do the activities of the week. Please substitute with what you have at your home if you don’t have the exact items below.
 
  1. A box top or flat form to build museum during the four activities
  2. Pencil or pen for writing
  3. 8.5 x 11 foam board
  4. Push pins
  5. Pom-poms
  6. Color pencils or crayons
  7. Glue stick
  8. Scotch tape
  9. Yarn or string
  10. Scissors
  11. Index cards for placards
  12. Play-dough or molding clay
  13. Paper clips 

Margarette Snow and Monisa Waters, youth services staff at the Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library, lead the Molly of Denali Family activities described below.

Tuesday, November 24
Museum Placard – a label used to share important information about an object or exhibit in a museum.
Watch “Suki’s Bone” on PBS Kids

Wednesday, November 25
Biosketch – a short biographical text that includes the name and facts about a person.
Watch Related Material on PBS Kids

Thursday, November 26
Map – a drawing of a location that shows physical features, such as lakes or mountains, etc.
Watch “Tooey’s Hero” on PBS Kids

Friday, November 27
Tradition- an activity or way to do something that you learn from elders
Watch “New Nivagi” on PBS Kids


Also check out the DC Family Reads page for access to the audiobook for Fry Bread: A Native American Family Tradition, other books and activities.


 

Add to Calendar 27-11-2020 16:00:00 27-11-2020 17:00:00 Family Learning at the Library - Celebrate Native American Heritage Month Family Learning at the Library - Thanksgiving Week! Celebrate Native American Heritage Month In partnership with Howard University’s PBS station, WHUT, DC Public Library is celebrating Native American Heritage month with four family workshops based on the PBS Kids series, Molly of Denali, a culturally authentic portrayal of Alaska Native culture and values. Through four activities from the Molly of Denali Family & Community Learning program, families will discover how Alaskan Native values correlate with their own family values. They will also learn about informational text through a specific activity presented each day that leads towards the creation of a mini family museum. You will need the following items to do the activities of the week. Please substitute with what you have at your home if you don’t have the exact items below.   A box top or flat form to build museum during the four activities Pencil or pen for writing 8.5 x 11 foam board Push pins Pom-poms Color pencils or crayons Glue stick Scotch tape Yarn or string Scissors Index cards for placards Play-dough or molding clay Paper clips  Margarette Snow and Monisa Waters, youth services staff at the Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library, lead the Molly of Denali Family activities described below. Tuesday, November 24 Museum Placard – a label used to share important information about an object or exhibit in a museum. Watch “Suki’s Bone” on PBS Kids Wednesday, November 25 Biosketch – a short biographical text that includes the name and facts about a person. Watch Related Material on PBS Kids Thursday, November 26 Map – a drawing of a location that shows physical features, such as lakes or mountains, etc. Watch “Tooey’s Hero” on PBS Kids Friday, November 27 Tradition- an activity or way to do something that you learn from elders Watch “New Nivagi” on PBS Kids Also check out the DC Family Reads page for access to the audiobook for Fry Bread: A Native American Family Tradition, other books and activities.   false DD/MM/YYYY