Learning With Legos: Building an Iroquois Longhouse
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Firefly, my 8 year old, is studying early American history this year, with the Joy Hakim series, A History of US. One of the fun projects he’s completed is an Iroquois Longhouse with Legos.
I thought it was important to emphasize that not all Native Americans lived in tipis when studying this time period. Iroquois and some other tribes lived in houses such as this one, along with many other families. This would be the equivalent of all the families on your block living in one house to keep warm throughout the winter and share resources.
I gave Firefly a printed picture of a longhouse and he set to work.