Fourth-graders at Papillion’s Patriot Elementary saw their lessons on the Native Americans of the Plains come to life on Tuesday.
A representative from Tandy Leather Factory showed students different kinds of animal hides and how Native Americans tanned and used them.
The kids then got to imprint designs in a leather bookmark using a mallet, also made of hide.
Fourth-grader Connor Blair said, “It's awesome. It's fun because you get to make your own bookmark after you get to make your own designs and it's really fun to have someone visit."
The school tells us that the interactivity makes the learning process more engaging.
Approximately 100 kids took part in the Patriot Elementary program Tuesday. Tandy Leather gives these presentations to approximately 40 schools a year.