This week, 8-9s students made holiday cards for those who are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline at North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
As part of Manhattan Country School’s study of Native Americans, the 8-9s students learn about how the Lakota Sioux lived long ago. We then talk about more contemporary issues, like reservations and the current protest at Standing Rock.
The 8-9s saw connections to other protests they have learned about, like the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter. Dawn Newman, our Lower School resource teacher, knows someone who is very active in the protests at Standing Rock and recommended making holiday cards to help keep their spirits up.