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    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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Native Americans in the New River Gorge Region

Program Description
Students learn some of the life ways of native peoples that lived in West Virginia. They will use artifacts and group discussion to explore the cultural heritage of several different peoples. Students make a (take home) clay pot similar to pinch pots made by early Americans.

Available to schools in:Greenbrier, Monroe, Raleigh & Summers counties

Grade Level: 4th

Program Length: 1 hour

Native Americans are part of our history.

Instructional Objectives:

1. Name two of the first peoples to live in the New River environment

2. Describe two lifestyle differences between these early peoples.

3. State one way he or she can preserve our cultural heritage

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History/Social Sciences

WV Content Standards met:
History/Social Sciences - SS.4.4.9, SS.4.5.2, SS.4.5.5
Creative and Visual Arts - VA.4.4.3

Did You Know?

smallmouth bass

The New River is a very popular warm water fishery. The West Virginia state record for length of Smallmouth Bass - 25.5 inches and 7.5 lbs - was caught in the New River in 1976.