Learning About the Lenape

Fourth graders have been learning about how the first Americans found ways to survive using the natural resources available to them in their environment. They've recently enjoyed some extra immersion into the details of how the first people to live in our area managed without trips to Home Depot or Shoprite! After a visit from a Lenape expert, Mr. Rob Aptaker, students were able to visit a recreated Lenape village at Waterloo Village in Stanhope. There they were able to step into a longhouse, learn which animals the Lenape depended on, and try their hand at some Lenape chores such as grinding corn and operating a pump drill to start a spark for a fire.