SOCIAL STUDIES SPECIAL EVENT American Indian & Gold Rush Focus! Passport to the West Thursday, Oct. 26 and Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 9:00am – 1:00 pm Schedule your visit for this educational program on American Indian culture (Eastern Woodlands and Plains tribes) designed especially for school groups grades 2-12! NEW THIS YEAR - Georgia & California Gold Rush component added! Demonstrations of pottery making and/or chair caning, spinning, chuck wagon cooking, American Indian flute music and construction, and life at a trading post will fascinate students as they speak with demonstrators on their educational journey to the West! Presented jointly with the Bartow History Museum. American Indians: Culture and Contributions NEW! (grade 3) 2 hours SUPPORTS NEW GSE STANDARDS! Social Studies SS3H1, SS3H2a, SS3H2c, SS3G3a, SS3E3+ Map and Information Processing Skills! Learn about American Indian Cultures from the Northwest Coast to the Eastern Woodlands through an interactive exploration of American Indian art and artifacts! Explore a map of North America to determine the movement patterns of American Indians over the course of time, compare and contrast environments (food, clothing, shelter), and discuss how American Indians continue to contribute to American life. Economic principles of trade and voluntary exchange are also highlighted. The American Indian Experience - Cherokee focus NEW! (grade 8) 2 hours SUPPORTS NEW GSE STANDARDS! Social Studies SS8H1, SS8H4 + Map and Information Processing Skills Explore Cherokee life before and after the Trail of Tears through museum art and artifacts; learn about removal of the Cherokee though a mock trial of Worcester v. Georgia; discuss Right of Discovery, trade culture, Dahlonega Gold Rush and more in this interactive program! Presented jointly with the Bartow History Museum Westward Ho! (grades 4 and 5) 2 hours SS4H3b, SS4H3c, SS4G2b, SS4E1; SS5H1a, SS5G1a, SS5E1b Discover who explored and settled the American West and determine the impact Westward Expansion had on the lives of the pioneers and American Indians! Program includes: Lewis & Clark, Sacagawea, mountain men, pioneers, cattle drives, a hands-on trading game, and more! A TEACHER FAVORITE!