March 3, 2021
Mapleridge Public School students, in various grades, have been learning about customs and traditions of the past, how they can be enjoyed in the present and come to understand their purpose and relevance.
Last week, students were introduced to a game called Snow Snake, a traditional Iroquois winter sport dating back hundreds of years. Historically, the games were played when the men of the villages returned from their annual hunting trip. Snow snakes are hand-made from a flattened or carved piece of wood. The object of the game is to throw the snow snake the farthest distance along a smooth trough made in the snow.
With a combination of history learning and physical education, students have encompassed collaborative education, and exploring differing life experiences in a hands-on way they are sure to remember!