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Sunday I had the pleasure of taking a group of students to the Wigwam Escape Room at the Institute for American Indian Studies. Students traveled back to a Native American village in the year 1518 and had to work together to help out a neighboring village that was affected by an illness. They had to hunt, cook and gather supplies in order to save the people of Metachiwon. Students were amazing problem solvers and, with the help of our guide Lauren, were able to gather all the supplies and unlock the map, winning the game. Afterwards, students enjoyed popcorn and discussed what they learned about Native American culture through the experience – making fire, tanning, telling time using daylight, and utilizing all the resources of the land. It was a really great learning experience and the students had a blast!

~ Ms. Swanson

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