Waldorf School First Graders Learn the Quality of Numbers through Native American Stories
Waldorf School First graders are learning the quality of numbers through Native American stories.
Crow is a young man from the Seneca Nation who, while grieving the death of his parents, runs away from his people to find himself transported to the land of Grandfather Mountain. There, he marries Grandfather Mountain’s granddaughter and Grandfather Mountain tells him stories from many Native American Nations. Crow makes an object to remind him of each story and stores all the objects in his pouch. The newlyweds go back to Crow´s land and he becomes the storyteller for his people. Each day Crow digs into his pouch and pulls out a story object. Through these stories, children delve into the quality of each number.
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