Early November 2019, The Main Street Academy’s 3rd grade scholars attended the Native American Festival & Pow Wow, the largest Native American gathering in Georgia, at Stone Mountain Park. This hands-on enrichment field trip provided an excellent opportunity for the students to make connections to what they are currently studying in their social studies classes. TMSA 3rd graders participated in Aztec dancing, sat in tepees, learned about tools used by American Indians, listened to stories, and gained more knowledge about the Native American history directly from Native Americans. The students were mesmerized as they learned a lot and made several connections to their own lives.
Principal Parker scheduled the popular and sought after Native American Festival & Pow Wow field trip for TMSA third grade class this past summer before the 2019 – 2020 academic school year officially began as she wanted to ensure students gained a positive experience to study Native Americans that aligned with their curriculum. This is the fourth consecutive year TMSA’s third grade class has attended the Native American Festival & Pow Wow named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Special thanks to the TMSA parents who served as chaperones during the field trip.