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Iroquois Longhouses

Researching Longhouses

The children looked at examples of Native Iroquois longhouses. They first researched the shape, length and features of how the longhouses were made and used. They then sketched a longhouses and labelled for a detailed diagram. 

The next activity was to create a model longhouse using natural resources collected within the school environment. 

The children focused mainly on creating a roof shape and used twigs and small branches, attached with twine (wool) to hold the shape together.