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Hands On" Social Studies Project Leads to Deeper Understanding at St. Mary School in Crown Point

The 5th graders in Mrs. Williams’ class at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point, created Native American dioramas.  The dioramas displayed items from the chosen tribe's heritage, religion, and cultures.  The students learned about many tribes including: the Navajo, Maya, Pueblo, Shawnee, Lakota, Inuit, and Hope Indian tribes. All the students' dioramas were unique and very creative. “I enjoyed learning more about the Shawnee tribe and including those items in my diorama,” said student Cayden Purling. 

Eleni Ploutis shows off their diorama

Daniella Flores shows off their diorama

St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point offers grade levels Junior Pre-Kindergarten (for three-year-olds) through grade eight.  St. Mary’s faculty teaches a rich curriculum supported by cutting-edge technology.  To learn more about St. Mary School’s upcoming Open House events on January 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and January 28th from 10:00 AM to noon, visit


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