Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hogan Project

In 4th Grade (in UT), Cadence had to do a Native American home project.  She was given a list of types of Native American homes & she got to choose one to make herself.  Parents could not help at all with the project; it had to be all her.  She chose to make a hogan which I loved because I grew up around hogans as a child & knew so much about them.

My parents live near the Spanish Fork River, so we took a walk along the river bank & Cadence collected sticks for her hogan.  Using branch cutters, she cut them all to size herself & hot glued them together to form the hogan.

A hogan has six sides & is flat on the top.  I was amazed at how well she was able to do this with sticks.

When the sticks were in place, she made mud (from the backyard) & put it all over the hogan which is how the Native Americans still make hogans today.  Her hogan was GREAT.

I was very proud of her for doing it all herself & for being factual about what the hogan was made of.  She learned SO much from her research.  She did a great job.

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