ST. JUDE STUDENTS RESEARCH NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES-Second grade students at St. Jude School built models of Native American dwellings after completing a social studies unit on tribes including the Navajo, Iroquois, and Yurok. The students were to research the homes and customs of a tribe and design a dwelling showing how the Native Americans used the resources available to them. The students also practiced language arts skills by creating a written report with a description of the home they built and facts about the tribe they chose. Oral reports were given to the class. The homes included plank houses, longhouses, grass houses, wigwams, and pueblos. Materials included tongue depressors, felt, wood chips, sandpaper, clay, feathers, pipe cleaners, ropes, craft sticks, and more. Shown by many of the projects, from left: Shreya Rupareliya, Veronica Gorka, Shannon Finney, and Brooke Lapinski.