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.