Journeys to the Past:
Storytelling and culture of the California Indian
Impact: Historical and Cultural Context
Connections: History, Geography, Social Studies and Self-Esteem
All Ages: – Perfect for grade: 3rd-4th
A unique program, Journeys to the Past takes student on a journey into the lifestyle of the California Indian, in particular the Acjachemen Nation, which flourished in Southern California hundreds of years before Father Serra. Jacque shares through stories and songs, her people’s indigenous tools, instruments, games and clothing. She includes how American Indians preserve their culture today by participating in Intertribal Pow wows. The children view traditional dances and even get the chance to participate. Students leave with a wonderful understanding of “environmentalism” and what it means to be “keepers of the earth.”
Previously done at the Historic Muckenthaler Cultural Center and Mission Viejo Christian School
Click here to watch some of the show!