Why did the government change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day? Who exactly did the Spanish encounter when they landed in the Caribbean islands in the late 15th century? This class will explore the Taino culture and their contributions. We will study the engineering used in their buildings and canoes, recreate petroglyphs by learning the symbols of their language, and examine artifacts they used for fishing and cooking. Join us as we play their games, explore their legends, and better understand their incredible way of life.
Who Discovered Christopher Columbus?
About Online Your Extraordinary Saturday (YES)
For Students In Grades 1 – 4
MITY’s online learning program for talented younger students features inquiry-based classes covering a range of high interest topics. Students are grouped by age (1st/2nd and 3rd/4th) to ensure the appropriate level of challenge. Each class contains four synchronous learning sessions, hands-on activities and ways to extend learning at home. In addition, one week of each session is used exclusively for social emotional development and fun community building activities.