With his guitar and some traditional Iroquois instruments, Dave leads students on a fun-filled musical journey into our history. Students become active participants in their own learning as they sing along (in English and Iroquois!), answer questions and act out songs. Some students will even be invited to play the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) rattles with the performer.
Topics covered include the Iroquois’ use of their surroundings to meet their basic needs for food, clothing and shelter, and the forced relocation of the Iroquois to the reservations. This program features Dave’s enduring fourth grade hit song, “The Three Sisters.”
Optional songwriting session available after the concert – write your own song about the Iroquois!
Adaptable for K-8, 45 minutes
“I would recommend this program to every classroom who studies the Iroquois”
Denise Jakubowski, 4th Grade Teacher, Unadilla Valley Central School, New Berlin NY